Julie - posted on 05/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
First of all my children are grown and I am a Grandma. My Layla is 9 and calls me Yaya! But even though mine are adults, being a mom doesn't stop.
I need help. I am in charge of a Homes Assn and has had so many complaints I don't know what to do. It is one thing to remind people that there are rules (like mow your lawn or no commercial vehicle parking). But this situation has me at a loss!
A new family has leased a house in our neighborhood with 10 children. The children range from 3/4 to teen. The youngest ones are constantly unsupervised. I am sure they are being left with the teen daughter but she is nowhere to be seen. Last week two of the youngest where drinking water out of a muddy puddle in the street and spat it on each other. They go into open garages and get into things, stand on porches and scream at each other. Not their porch mind you, but the neighbors.
One of the pre-teens beat up the child across the street "because they don't like black people.". We are afraid to confront the parents because the father cursed out a construction worker who asked them to keep the children off the heavy equipment.
It has gone BEYOND playing unsupervised to negligent parenting. One of the neighbors said they won't leave her yard until she threatens to call the police. I can't let my grandchild play outside as it is an open invitation to destruction. I have told people to call the police since it is not an Association issue but I get at least one call a day.
Any ideas? Please help...