Carrie - posted on 09/02/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm not a Mom but i have a question for Moms (I'm the 3rd oldest of 8 kids so I have a lot of experience with being around kids etc.). My boyfriend and i live in a kind of crappy neighborhood, we often times play with the kids outside. There is this one kid who is probly 10 or 11 who walks up and down our street and we can constantly hear him using the F word on the other kids (Note nothing is wrong with this kid, he is not handicapped in anyway). So my windows are open and all I hear outside is "Oh my F-ING God" this and "F-K YOU" That, for a good 10 minutes, I look out and its coming from the mouth of that same kid talking to some kid whose probly 6. Finally I go outside and tell the kid to stop swearing and he looks me dead in the face and goes "I got permission from my Mom so no!". There is a very real possibility that he does indeed have permission from his Mom.
What should I do about this? This is not okay and this little boy is being set up to fail. I'm not sure "looking the other way" is something I can do and be able to sleep at night, however calling CPS seems extreme, unless it isn't?