Kristen - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 204 moms have responded )
My problem is there is a little boy around 5 years old that lives across the street from me and I am torn between reporting his grandmother for neglect or just staying out of it. The little boy lives with his maternal-grandmother because his paternal grandfather was molesting him and his parents knew and never reported it so he was brought to live with her.When the little boy is outside he is almost never supervised. He runs across the street(which gets alot of traffic for a neighborhood), goes in other people's backyards, throws rocks at cars, plays on top of parked cars(which belong to people that live with him) I have even seen him climb on a SUV to get on the roof of his house and his grandmother doesn't even know he's outside. He is ruff, pushes, hits,kicks and bites so i do not let my daughter near him nor do i let him on my property do to the fact i do not want to be responsible for him.Just last week he ran across the street and punched my neighbor in the stomach while he was talking to my husbad and me. I'm thinking about reporting his grandmother to cps(child protective services) because i think that this child needs to be supervised. She never even knows that he left the house when he is doing all this stuff. I think its going to end badly like the kid getting hit by a car or falling off the roof. My husband thinks I'm being nosey.Should I report my neighbor for neglect or just look away?