My daughter has a friend who is very nice but she lives in filth. There are roaches crawling all over their home, there are 6 people crammed into a 2 bedroom house and though they do clean some, it's obviously not enough. The house in infested. My daughter does not want to go over there because of the bugs, and the friend is hurt and doesn't understand why my daughter invites the friend over but won't come to her friend's house. The friend doesn't even notice the bugs anymore. I don't want to force her to go over there if she doesn't want to, but she doesn't want to hurt her friends feelings. Any advice?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on Jul. 31, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by luckysevenwow at 12:10 PM on Jul. 31, 2009
Honestly I would call CPS. Roaches carry a lot of chit and it's not healthy. She comes to your house she could bring them with her.. That is sad for her to live like that.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
Answer by Jillybeans24 at 9:44 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
Answer by Emuu at 11:00 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
Firstly I wouldn't let my child play over there for fear of all kinds of filth related hazards. Secondly Is it an option to speak to the mother? If they are nice people than better to have an embarrassing conversation then to have CPS getting involved or worse heaven forbid ,have a child get seriously ill. Perhaps if your able you could get them a gift of an one time professional cleaning or something.
Answer by ladykandaline at 6:29 PM on Aug. 5, 2009