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I have a friend (not me!) that had her only son taken away from her by CPS when he was about 7. The estranged father had left his wife because she was a serious hoarder and a hypochondriac. He was awarded custody of their son.
In the meantime, every 3 months or so, my friend gets to have her son over for a day or two. Because she "missed" her son so bad, and lives in a 1 bedroom apartment, her son sleeps with her. The visits are now few and far between because she hasn't cleaned/taking strong meds, that she hasn't seen in 8 months. Her son is now a 13 yr teenager (very big too!) and was able to visit last weekend. She tells me that her son is VERY into sexual discussions (looking at porn as well.) Because my friend feels that she has lost her childhood with him, she treats him like he is still a little boy. She "cuddles" with him in bed, and has told me that sometimes she isn't clothed.
Should I contact CPS? Is co-bedding normal with teenagers of he opposite sex?