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would you talk to her...report her?

ok this mom is neglectful.....house is trashed as in moldy dishes...father supposedly slaps the one year old around if she cries...the older toddler is way behind developmentally because he gets no attention at all and acts terrible because again, no attention, the kids are dirty, the mother bit her son once till he bled because he tried biting his sister, the kid drank windex when she wasnt watching and another mom sene him running with a butcher knife. yet no one says anything, goes over and plays beer pong till 4 in the morning and did not put the kids to sleep, just let them run around the entire time. they run around in dropping full diapers with rashes.would you talk to this mom or just report the parents for neglect?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:29 AM on Oct. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Def report her. Do it anon so that you are not directly involved. Those kids deserve better and who know what will happen the next time the kid is running around with a butcher knife?? Its not like shes making neive parenting mistakes that need to be addressed. She and her bf/dh whatever, are abusing these kids and dont deserve them. Obv they dont care if their gettting drunk and partying til 4am. I know mostation is a tad diff but htink of these poor kids that have gone through it while others knew and did nothing. It completely screwed them up and you need to be the one to save them while you can. They are gonna grow up so messed up if they make it that far. GL and be proud that you are doing this and feel the way you do.
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:41 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • ummm...report them!

    those children deserve better! no child should live like that! and they dont deserve to be parents if they are going to treat their children that way!
    danette624

    Answer by danette624 at 5:36 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • i keep hearing thees stories and im like why has no one reported them! and they all said ohh we dont want to make wavs, its not our business.
    but from my end im like if no one stands up for these kids.....who will? i have not first hand witnessed the abuse and bad situations , but MULTIPLE people tell me the same things and when they were kept up till 3 in the morning i heard it because i live in the same apt so i know that happened, and i seen the kids once....i seen how developmentally behind they are. if 5 people all tell me the same thing about these parents...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:39 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • if you are going to do anything atleast talk to them firts, maybe they will realize what they are doing to there kids and not doing for them, you know at least give them a chance cuz you never know.
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 5:43 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I'd report it. There are some situations where you kind of wonder if it's a problem, or you wonder if the person knows it's a problem, but this does not sound like one of them to me. Common sense tells you to change your child's diaper when it's full, that moldy dishes in the sink can make you ill and attract bugs, and not to leave chemicals where the kids can get and drink them. If they don't know that what they are doing is wrong, then all the better to report them b/c they would clearly need some kind of mental help.
    tropicalmama

    Answer by tropicalmama at 6:39 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Why does it always seem like the abusers are the one's being protected? Ppl look the other way waaay to often and the next thing you know your hearing about the deaths of these children on the 6 o'clock news. Please use some common sense and call for help for these kids.
    Cappy1979

    Answer by Cappy1979 at 7:32 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • No brainer....report the family. Those poor children need a voice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Hmmm... How come no one ever says 'none of your business' in these questions...??

    I would report if you feel the child is in danger. CPS will be able to evaluate the situation and decide if the child should be removed or if the parents can be worked with in ways such as parenting classes and deadlines for cleaning up the house. In the end no matter what they decide the child will be better off not in that situation.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • REPORT THEIR ASS ... DON'T LET THIS GO ON 1 MORE DAY!!!
    tntornado45

    Answer by tntornado45 at 8:07 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • your right...
    so many ppl here have been letting this go and sayin gits not my business...i even called them all out one night, like 5 ppl were at my house having a small get together and having a few beers and after a hour of horror stories about the kids i said "wait...and no one has ever reported this? they all said well....we work together...bla bla.....no one wans to stand up for the kids.
    the little girl is so cute....pinchable lil cheeks, i cant imagine her being mistreated, the toddler boy is craving attention so bad i want to have him stay over here and just read him books and give him hugs. one thing i am going to do...is make up a package of books and education materials for the toddler, he doesnt have ANY BOOKS or coloring books, anything...maybe she will use them if i give them as a gift and say ohhh we dont need them we have too many. and call in and see if they can do forced parent classes or something for th
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

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