Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

4 Bumps

How do you tell someone to watch their own kid?

I live in a townhome and my neighbor likes to let her 3 year old out side when i am outside with my kids.. its really not a problem but she goes back in her house and closes her door, meanwhile her son is going behind other peoples houses and going INTO people houses. I have told her before I am not her babysitter, if i was she needed to pay me, but its to the point now where she lets him be outside by himself even when we are not out there.. i think he is autistic so i worry about him, but i have so much more on my plate...

Answer Question

Asked by cassncalise05 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

Level 9 (308 Credits)
Answers (10)
  • You warn her that if she cannot watch her child, that you will be calling CPS as to let a 3 yr old wander around without supervision is irresponsible.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • i was thinking the same thing as twinsplus2more

    Answer by momand4kids at 4:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I would tell her son he needs to go into the house with his mother.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 4:38 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I think she needs to have an investigation done on her,, I would call someone.

    Answer by kimigogo at 4:39 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • CPS issue.

    Answer by meooma at 4:40 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Dont call CPS its a waste of time. Call the police and tell them there is a 3 yr old possibly autistic child wandering around and you dont know what to do. They will bring a social worker with them.

    Answer by gemgem at 4:41 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I would be making 2 calls...police first, they get there right away and then CPS. They police will talk to her and probably be placing their own call the CPS.

    Answer by zoomomto3 at 5:07 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I would call the local police department and report there is an unattended child wandering around and you are worried about his safety.

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 6:29 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • CPS. Mom has shown she is incapable of keeping that babe safe.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:35 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • i have seen so many lil kids almost get hit by cars and stuff cuz they are outside playing in and near the street and parents are no where outside! it irritates the hell outta me!! i just wanna go slap mom and or dad!


    Answer by MommaFossil at 7:00 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.