My 20 year old brother calls my mum horrible names and shouts at her. Over something minor like her not doing his washing. He has also hit her in the past and made her bleed.
Does this make him abusive towards her?
Yes. What kind of person hits their own mother?
If it makes her bleed then it is abusive behaviour. It is very unacceptable behaviour. However he must have a lot of issues going on with him to act like that. Although he's behaviour is unacceptable. Maybe you could talk to him why he acts like this?
My brother yells at my mum too and hits her and he is 8. I am actually concerned.
no he has an atitude problem, gets annoyed very quickly and is a pessimistic person; i doubt he's actively/knowingly abusive. Best way to deal with this is to have a talk about it face to face , get his actions sorted out no matter how much he complains he needs to be shown what he's doing is wrong; he probably knows he's acting like crap too, just considerately explain to him; if he chooses to lash out, then he is indeed abusive and requires special attention