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Hypothetical question GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13

Thank you...

user banned California 36390 posts
11th Mar '13

I would definitely call!

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
11th Mar '13

I would 100% for sure call CPS.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
11th Mar '13

I would step in. I wouldn't wait for someone else to do something when I am very well capable.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13

But it does sound like a case that would need to be reported? With those examples?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
11th Mar '13

That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation.
And yes, I would report it, anonymously.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation. And yes, I would report it, anonymously."

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Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 120716 posts
11th Mar '13

I think I would say something to their parents first. Like boy, they sure are quiet at my house, the never talk...are they good eaters at home, they dont want much here. They seem sad today, just crying off and on, is everything ok?




I mean kids are odd sometimes, I mean maybe they're just like that at your house. I mean I know when my sons babysitter comes over he tries to get away with only eating sweets but she knows me better and wont give him the junk.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
11th Mar '13

I'd call. No child deserves that. Even if it's just "suspected" CPS will investigate and if further steps are needed they will be taken, if not, it was better to be "safe then sorry".

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20620 posts
11th Mar '13

I think I would have to make a call. As much as I depise putting myself in other people's business, if everything were that obvious then I'd feel like I was failing those kids if I didn't.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49130 posts
11th Mar '13

call its a felony here not to report it now.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
11th Mar '13

I would definitely call CPS especially with their teeth being that bad. If the parents neglect their oral health that bad what else are they neglecting.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13

Poof

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
11th Mar '13

I might speak to the parents first. If they didn't seem concerned or if they didn't have an explanation for the behavior, and teeth, and whatnot, then a call might be warranted. It would be hard. I wouldn't want to make a false allegation, but I wouldn't want the child to get worse, either.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1371 posts
11th Mar '13

I would start documenting what you see and over time I would call in an report it. The first thing a case reported is going to ask is what makes you suspect abuse....so saying sometimes they don't talk, or they only eat sweets etc. etc. isn't enough to support your case. Having dates and times and quotes from the children might be enough for them to look into it.