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

It can only help, if it's that bad.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
11th Mar '13

For sure call. Especially if you feel like its getting worse.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Momma x 2:" I would start documenting what you see and over time I would call in an report it. The first thing a ... [snip!] ... enough to support your case. Having dates and times and quotes from the children might be enough for them to look into it."


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

<blockquote><b>Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:</b>" Well I suck at this hypothetical stuff.. So I will be deleting haha.. But yes, It's getting worse.. I feel awful & can't sit back anymore and listen to the excuses.."</blockquote>




The teeth would be a huge warning sign for me. My mom is a foster parent and every time we have a toddler that was severely neglected you can tell by their teeth it is something CPS looks for as a huge sign of neglect. I have seen children's teeth crumbling and falling out from decay and if those kids had been treated by a dentist like they should have been the teeth would have been pulled to prevent them from getting a bad infection.

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

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:</b>" this is said childs teeth (I will be removing picture) Child will be 5 in April. the two front bottom teeth are gone as well "</blockquote>




That's really sad. You can actually die from decay in your mouth.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:</b>" this is said childs teeth (I will ... [snip!] ... front bottom teeth are gone as well "</blockquote> That's really sad. You can actually die from decay in your mouth."


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Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1371 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:" there is nothing to quote.. The child doesn't speak. When they do it's jumbled and gibberish. I can ... [snip!] ... in panties and doesn't pee or poop ALL day long (7am-4pm). refuses to sit on potty and I don;t have pull ups her for the child."


Well you should document that.



I'm just saying that it takes A LOT for CPS to take a child away, so if you just call, you might just be ruffling feathers and the parents might just get pissed. I agree that if you feel strongly that its neglect then of course by law you need to report it.....but from all my years of childcare and dealing with social service, you really need to have some evidence (even if its just dates/times and behaviours) for them. Whenever I've suspected abuse (emotional, physical or sexual) I start an instant report log....with sexual and physical I'd make the call asap b/c it's easier to suspect....emotional/neglect are FAR harder to prove or see, so you need as much "evidence" that you can gather to make the process easier and quicker, b/c that form of abuse is the easiest to overlook.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:</b>" this is said childs teeth (I will ... [snip!] ... front bottom teeth are gone as well "</blockquote> That's really sad. You can actually die from decay in your mouth."

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::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:" If you knew a family, and watched their child(ren) and these child(ren) had various signs of neglect ... [snip!] ... case of neglect? Would you wait for the child(ren)s school to call it in (if they ever did/do)? What would YOU do?"


I would absolutely call. That sounds horrible.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:"


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I would be reporting!!!
I cannot believe that! There is NO EXCUSE for that! That has to be painful! At first I was slightly iffy on it, only because my younger brother was born a preemie (32w) and had calcium deficiency causing a few of his teeth to decay around age 4. (baby teeth, 2 of them) BUT no where near this! CALL!

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Momma x 2:" Well you should document that. I'm just saying that it takes A LOT for CPS to take a child away, so ... [snip!] ... much "evidence" that you can gather to make the process easier and quicker, b/c that form of abuse is the easiest to overlook."

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

That poor baby! My son had dental issues but he had weak enamel, and I've taken him to the dentist. Can you say for sure that the parents have never taken the child to the dentist? If you can say that, then I would definitely say that's neglect. The degree of damage to those teeth goes beyond simply not brushing.

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:</b>" Could it cause bowel problems? The child is on a laxitive daily so they can poop.. Goes monthly to the hospital for an enema."</blockquote>




I have no idea what it would do to your bowel movement. I'm surprised the hospital hasn't noticed anything.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1371 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting My boys=My life~8weeks:" this is said childs teeth (I will be removing picture) Child will be 5 in April. the two front bottom teeth are gone as well "


This will be considered evidence and should be enough to open up a neglect case. Having that picture will help and will be considered documentation. Seeing that, I would call now.