I don't know what to do. My neighbor routinely leaves her two children at home alone. They are 4 & 5. She will lock them in the house and tell them not to come outside for any reason. She has told me she does this. I have asked, what if there's a fire? She brushes it off & says Oh that will never happen.
She is very dismissive of anything bad happening. Making me feel silly for even suggesting it.
I am not her mother and not really even a friend, she's just a neighbor. I can't lecture her, she blows it off. I can't appeal to her common sense, she has none.
I am not a stern person and I don't speak up that much and I would be very uncomfortable starting a fight or a big scene with her.
She waited until she was 40 to have the first child so I woud assume she had gained some common sense before having children. I guess I was wrong.
I am sure the chances of something bad happening are very remote. But what a tragedy if it does happen!!
What would you do?