What Should I do?

Cheri - posted on 07/21/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Ok I use to watch 2 children a 2 yr old girl and a 10 yr old boy. Here is the problem. The 10yr is not being taking care of. His mom left him when he was 3 and now his step mom and dad has him. I watched him for 12hrs a day and his step mom would only bring him a pop tart and a toddler sz lunchable (the kind w/crakers and ham) and said that is all he needs to eat for the day. I have asked for her to bring him more food and she just sayes he not hungry he just sayes he is because he knows you will give it to him. She has also said that he hide food wripers in his closet because he is a theif. He has never stoled from me I think his is a great kid but she is always talking him down.

Now on to his clothes. His clothes are way to small. My mother and I bought his school clothes and his summers last yr and I give his sister all my daughters hand me downs. She said she lets them get clothes from the thrift store so $10 will get him 5 shirt but she said its a waste of money to keep buying him clothes when he is just going to grow out of them. He has wholes in his shoes its horrible. What can I do?

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Melissa - posted on 07/26/2012

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Please help him. Even though you do not watch him anymore. Document everything you remember from when you did watch him. Contact his teachers at his school (if you know of them) and make them aware of the situation and to keep an eye out. If a teacher gets involved and starts noticing things you have noticed such as the holes in shoes, too small of clothes, and unusual eating habits they are able to get a counselor from the school system to contact CPS themselves. Try contacting CPS if at the very least to hear what they have to say and what you can do from here. Please don't do nothing. It is so good of you to be concerned and want to make a difference. Exhaust all your resources and do not stop until there is nothing left you can do. This is a future and potential life you could save.

Heather - posted on 07/24/2012

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Call CPS, that little boy needs help, and you seem to be the ONLY person who can help him right now.

Alana - posted on 07/24/2012

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you have to fight for him. he is an innocent boy who is not having his basic needs met. There is nothing for him to do so you need to raise awareness for him. Talk to the police, talk to child services. Talk to the kids school! You have to continue to fight for him! Surely there is someone who will take him away form that nightmare! I can't even begin to imagine how he feels! a kid who's not receiving love and tenderness.

You can not be a bystander. an innocent boy is suffering and you have the power to help him.

Tearra - posted on 07/24/2012

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You can still call he needs someone to step up and talk for him. If you don't he will more and likely end up somewhere in the justice system because the lack of care received at home be his voice do things can be done to save tthoa child. The stealing of food just tells you he is hungry and they are not feeding him enough which is not good for a growing boy.

Cheri - posted on 07/23/2012

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My son has Autism and one of his old teachers that use to come to the house said she was tempted to call CPS on her

Cheri - posted on 07/23/2012

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I no longer watch him. I think his mom was tired of me asking her to bring him more food.

Tracie - posted on 07/23/2012

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Document, document, document. Once you have some concrete info, call CPS and give it to them. This precious boy needs to be valued as much as his sister, or there will be serious consequences for him and everyone who has to deal with him throughout his life.

He is so lucky to have a caring adult (you) looking out for him. I hope you continue to watch him. He needs you right now and you are in a position to make a profoundly positive impact on his life.

Best of luck to you!

Michelle - posted on 07/21/2012

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I would personally contact cps, get them to look into his living conditions.

Cheri - posted on 07/21/2012

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Also her daughter is taken care of, well feed even a lil fluffy and they make 2x more then I do. I'm a stay at home mom so we have one income. Her and her husband work full time and she has a side bussiness

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