Can CPS help this family find the resources they need to help their oldest son?
Anyway, my kids are 14g, 9g, &6b. Her boys are 8&6.5.
Like I said her youngest and my youngest were instant best friends at 2, and have been every day since. They love each other so much!
And her older boy is a sweet kid who absolutely loves my youngest two and really wants to be friends with them.
Her kids are never disciplined. :( the younger boy still isn't potty trained. And the older is just a complete monster.
My friend asks why I don't invite her boys over any more. Her older son does not listen, at all. He has absolutely destroyed several of my kids toys. If I ask him to return something to the place he got it from (house rule) he will either scream at me, it start crying.
She pulled both kids out of school to home school them when the school threatened to expel her older son for bad behavior, in 2nd grade.
The younger boy is a good kid for the most part. Some behavior issues, but he never gives me any more trouble than any other kid their age. And way less than my own kid does!
And I can't ever take one without the other. I want to invite my son's BEST FRIEND to go see Free Birds with our family but she will ask if I can bring her older son. OR I will have to deal with him screaming and crying that he wants to go to when I pick his brother up.
I love this family, but the behavior of ONE child has caused such am awful strain. I've had to limit the amount of time my son spends with them because dealing with the older son is unbearable. My son doesn't like him. And doesn't like being around him when he acts that way. Honestly, I fear for my son's safety. What if he threw a tantrum and my child was caught in the cross fire.
And she doesn't let the younger son come with us much because he's not potty trained yet.
Anyway, the older boy broke the younger boy's arm in a tantrum last night. He shoved him off the bed. I know it was an accident. I am going to cut off our friendship with this family. I hate to do it. But, I just feel like this toxic child needs to be out of my kids lives.
My Son and I will miss our friends, but it's for the best I think.
What would you do?
Also, would you call CPS?
EDIT: I never said I was calling. Just that I had thought about it. If they refuse to try to help their son deal with his issues I thought maybe CPS could put them in touch with someone who could.
I want to know how to help! I don't know who to call or where to go.