My friend had to take her great niece away from her niece this past weekend. The little girl is 4 years old, and there are signs of emotional abuse and neglect. However, there are no clear signs of physical abuse. CPS will not get involved.
The child is reclusive and will is reluctant to speak to adults. She will not move until told she can move. She will not ask for a drink, food, to play, or anything. If she wants something, all she will do is stick her finger in her mouth and stare. If you hold your hand up, she runs. There is evidence of lack of medical care and dental care. There are no records of any vaccinations from the mother or the father. The mother (niece) does not have her birth certificate or social security number.
She is at a loss on how to deal with her behavioral issues. Any thoughts?? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Oct. 7, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by raemommy at 8:32 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by K_Sawyer at 8:35 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by K_Sawyer at 9:21 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by environmentalpa at 9:39 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Oct. 8, 2009