my neighbor wanted to call CSB on me at one time, but they said there was nothing in the house to make me an unfit mother. She tries talking to me when I am outside, but now she is telling me these kids I babysit are being naglected. There mom is 24 a single mom. I never been to her house though I use to babysit her when she was younger. I don't talk to her much I just started babysitting her kids yesterday. Well the oldest boy will be 3 in November he is in diapers she hasn't started potty training yet. Then you can't understand what he says. The youngest is 19 months old he doesn't talk yet just babbles and he of course is in diapers, but he wont walk yet he crawls and he isn't even trying or wanting to stand. His skin is supper supper dry he itches it. She brought him yesterday in his footed pj's that were kind of dirty. She seen them outside she says that is neglect I am afraid she iwill try calling CSB now.
Answer by phoenix1963 at 12:31 AM on Sep. 17, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 8:37 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
It's normal for a 3 yo to not be potty trained and for them to not be able to be understood by others. Some toddlers walk late. One of my sons didn't walk until around 19 mo. Dry skin can run in families. My grandson has dry skin and eczema head to toe. My kids had eczema as toddlers. Having kind of dirty clothes doesn't hurt kids. From what you have said it doesn't sound like neglect to me. If your neighbor is going to be calling authorities on kids you take care of then you may not be able to do child care. It's not fair to the families to have to go through investigations because you have a bad neighbor. They may have to investigate every complaint even if it doesn't sound like there is anything wrong.
Answer by Gailll at 8:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by Maureen-MD at 8:41 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
wow, that is tough. What about diaper rash? Are they clean? Does she send food? and what kind? It sounds like the little guy may have eczema, which for the most part is very treatable. As you probably already know every child learns on a different level, but if there is no one at home who is encouraging or working with them to advance there could be delays.
Answer by cmorbeauty at 8:42 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by nanny29 at 8:56 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by aeneva at 9:18 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
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