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I may call CPS on my neighbors (long)

I live in a 2 family home,with my family taking the top 2 floors and a family on the first floor. We both have lived in the same building for about 3 years,(husband,wife,6 yr old daughter and infant son-about 6 or 7 months old)and they always seemed like really nice people. But then the baby was born.since october,my opinion of them has completely changed. It started when I was walking into the building and I could hear the mom screaming at the daughter-calling her a stupid retard repeatedly. Ever since then, ive heard them call her awful names and ive heard what sounds like (to me) that they are smacking the shit out of this poor girl.

I will point out that I dont believe they are simply spanking her. Parents that actually spank, call it spanking, this family calls it hitting. Ive heard the screaming it at the top of their lungs.

These are the instances I remember: heard the dad smacking the crap out of the 6 yr old,where she is obviously screaming in pain,and him telling her "You're lucky I didn't hit you harder"

6 yr old told kids at school something mom didn't want anyone knowing (if you want to keep a secret, you don't tell a 6 yr old said secret,any parent with sense knows kids cant keep their mouth shut). I heard mom screaming and the child crying. I could also very clearly hear her hitting the child. At one point I heard her hit her, then I heard the child hit something else.My guess is she hit her so hard she fell into something. She also kept calling her a retard. Mom cared more about her reputation at the school than what she was doing to her kid, worried about showing her face there again.

Last week I heard dad screaming at the 6 yr old for something,and sent her to her room. I heard the child yell,asking if she could go to the bathroom, he must have followed her because I heard him screaming and hitting her, where he then screamed at her to admit she lied about having to use the bathroom.

Now just today I walk out to the front hallway to hear the infant hysterically crying and mom telling him to "stop it" and "cut it out" in an increasingly angry tone.

There are more but thats what comes to mind right now.

Now here is my problem. I want to call CPS on them, I dont believe they are good parents and I think they will start hitting the baby at some point of it doesnt stop. But this woman is fairly large,and who I think would get violent if she found out it was me. I worry about my own safety as well as that of my childrens' if she somehow ends up knowing. She doesn't seem above property damage either

For anyone thinking I'm snooping, you're wrong,I can hear them extremely well through the floor.

Also I went to the CT Cps website and it says I have to call within 12 hours of abuse occurring and make a written report within a day of calling. These are not my rules I arbitrarily made up, So please stop asking why it has be 12 hours.

by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 3:26 PM
Replies (61-64):
by Anonymous 16 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:20 PM

The little girl is drowning in tears, fear and pain.. 


by Anonymous 17 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:58 PM
If you suspect then please call. The timeline and form you mentioned appears to be for mandated reporters.
by Anonymous 17 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 5:10 PM
That's for mandated reporters so that abuse does not continue for days/weeks while the mandated reporters get it together to call. You do not have to wait for it to occur again to call. You can call right now.

And if I'm wrong and least you reported it and can report it again next time too.

Quoting purplemonkey702: Because that's the rules cps uses. Its not like I'm pulling some random number out of my ass. Its expressly says within 12 hours of abuse occurring in the website
Quoting Anonymous 3: Why would you have to call within 12 hours? Call now.
Quoting purplemonkey702: Why what?

I'm not going to call CPS if a parent loses their shit a few times.
Quoting Anonymous 3: Why?
Quoting purplemonkey702: I wanted to make sure it wasnt just a few times. Plus I have to call CPS within 12 hours of abuse occurring, so od have to wait until it happens again.
Quoting djsmommy13: I would have called them a long time ago
by Bronze Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 8:23 PM
Call immediately and if CPS do show up make sure your husband is home too because they might figure out it was you.
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