I know a 5 year old who only weighs 29 lbs and still isn't potty trained. Her mom stopped taking her to the doc when she was two because they wanted to hospitalize her for being malnourished. the only reason why she is sooo skinny is because her mom doesn't feed her the right foods or the right amount of foods. She only drinks dr. pepper and doesn't eat fruits or vegies. She only eats junk like candy and icecream and soda. She wears a size 18 months jeans and she's 5 YEARS OLD!!! They (the school) took her out of kindergarten because she would pee and poop her pants every day.
The even worse news is that she (the 5 year old's mom) is my sister-in-law.
Would you call Child Protective Services against your own family?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Jan. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by psychmama at 4:54 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
If that is all fact then yes I would. That poor child could have serious issues in life or even die. My mother had me malnourished and dehydrated and the cops had to take me to the hospital for 3 weeks. sadly they gave me back
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:24 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
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Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:33 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
Actually the child could be small naturally. My twins were preemies and were very tiny. But the reason I am concerned is that she isn't under a doctor's care. My kids were and we were working hard to be sure they were getting nutrition. Also due to their developmental problems they were not potty trained at 5. But given the fact that she is not under a doctors care and the mother seems at best unconcerned, at worst deliberately neglectful YES YES CALL!
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