Im getting to know a woman that I met in my new neighborhood about 5 mths ago and I'm not liking what I'm seeing. I hate judging and try really hard not to but I can't help it with her! I just walked in the house and her son is in his playpen (he's 2 and she admits that he's always in his play pen) and she hands him a bottle with juice in it that clearly has old milk or something white stuck to all the sides ofthe bottle and white stuff floating in his juice! I can't believe it! He is not talking and acts like a baby because she never teaches him anything. She has said that he stays in the play pen most hours of the day. When we go out to the farmers market And out for walks she refuses to let him walk. She said she keeps him strapped in because he's too much to handle. I told her that maybe it's because he doesn't get much attention and exercise that he can't help but go crazy when he finally is able to run around. I just don't understand ths parenting! It's sad and horrible! He boyfriend is an arrogant asshole and I stay very far away from him. I never have said anything about her parenting unless she ask me for advice but I'm getting to the end of my rope. What to do??!
Sounds like a fine line between laziness and neglect. I'd be just as concerned as you are. Maybe set up play dates with your child so she can see how you interact with your child. If she's not breaking the law, then modeling good parenting might help her realize that she needs to step it up. If she is breaking the law, withholding food or any basic need, then it is your duty to report it. Sorry hun! I hope you find the answer! That poor kiddo.
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That's a tough situation like I said, the things I've seen would make any normal person sick! I've turned her into social services, they now come out 2 times a week for parenting classes. I've seen her daughter with severe diaper rash, mold on her clothes and bedding! It's sad and sickening! She would keep her daughter strapped in a bouncy chair so she couldn't get out and crawl around. I've been in her face and she knows I'm the one that turned her in, I don't care! I love her daughter that's why I stick around but my suggestion to u is, if you don't plan on being around her cause it's too much (I understand) turn her in! You can do it anonymous! At least that little boy may get a little help! It's a painful thing to see!
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