Veronica - posted on 06/18/2009 ( 233 moms have responded )
Ok, this is a sticky situation... I know this lady - she did crystal meth while pg. at first, and quit, but the damage was already done. She openly admitted the drugs - but denies that they affected her son. You can see he isnt normal, by his looks and he's bascially a one or two year old in a 5 year old body.
She won't put him in special ed or hold him back in school (which is what the school is telling her they want to do) because according to her, "hes normal"
How do you confront someone who wont listen?
Secondly- I know she 'loves' her child -- but she is nothing but a prick for a mother - she cusses him out - she's told him she hates him(which he says it right back to her) She doesnt ahve him potty trained - in fact she forces him and screams at him - when she yells he pisses his pants. On many occassions she has left him home alone to run to the store (a few blocks away) and she will sleep all day and not even take care of him - she's found him several times outside in her car pretending to drive - not to mention they live on a very busy street.
I know these are all clear signs of bad bad parenting -- im compassionate because i see the love that she does have for him, and she does take care of him well in all other accounts -- where do you draw the line?? when do you get social services involved, or help for her -- she is messed up from a shitty childhood, a horrible relationship and divorce, and all the drugs screwed her brain up --- What do I do?? What kind of help is there?? She's a very confrotational person - and things go in one ear and out the other -- what can be done to help? are there services for this that maybe she could go to or get help from???