my daughters "sickly" friend

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Newbee

If the neighnor girl is playing with other kids in the school, all the communal disease/illness/pests will spread to your daughter eventually anyway… 

I think the answer is pretty crystal clear. You should call child protective services for that poor little girl. Shes clearly being neglected. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Aspen, CO

Um, maybe think of that poor child and call Child Protective Services. You’ve seen this sick little girl with addicts for parents, yet you have not tried to help? Shame on you. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Mrslovebug:  how do you know they’re addicts? I would inform the school and make sure they report it. My son’s school provide training in child protection and are very clear that you have a duty of care if you suspect something. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

How do you know the parents are addicts? Are you certain that this girl is the source of the lice and other ailments? 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I think you should call CPS if you’re sure things are as dire as you make them sound. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

If this sick little girl isn’t being taken care of, please call child protective services or the speak to the school (so they can report it)!!

If it was me, I would probably have the poor little thing over more often so I could make sure she was being properly fed and cared for. 

Yes, it sucks that she is making your family sick. But maybe if she had someone looking out for her it wouldn’t be as bad…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

How do you know the girl’s parents are addicts? How do you know the girl is the source of all this illness and not other kids at school? Things like MRSA are so common and spread very easily; for example, on busses, touching surfaces with the bacteria, etc. Even molluscum can be spread through sharing toys, etc.

Either way, if the child’s parents are in fact “addicts” then maybe you should report to child services with your concerns and let them investigate. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

itsmeetam:  +100

All very easily spread ailments and lice actually prefer clean hair from I’ve heard. My lil sis had them as a child and our mom is a clean freak. I mean your child got them too right?

Also curious to the source of the “addict” diagnosis. Addiction is a disease and can only be diagnosed by a medical professional. The using of mind altering substance is only a symptom of the disease. And how do you know they are using? Is it rumors or the smell of pot from their backyard or have they confided in you? This could ruin their family and not everyone with a messy home or who smokes pot is a dangerous or neglectful parent. Im so curious as to whether we are we talking the occasional joint or do you have proof of something more dangerous? If you truly feel concern, please let the school know, they are better equipped to handle it.

But please keep us updated!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mrslovebug:  based on how badly you felt when your in laws accused your daughter of being the “smelly” kid and said the school wanted to call CPS, I would hope you could empathise with this little girl and her parents. It’s unkind to portray her as this dirty germ factory spreading disease. Kids do pick up on these kinds of judgements and I’m betting if there’s truth to what you’re saying that she already feels ashamed. She doesn’t need any help there. 

I’m sure you worry about germs with a baby around, but these are also germs that are everywhere. I still thnk you need to move away from your in laws, and that would also take you away from this present situation. Before you go, though, think about this little girl and if you honestly think she’s  being neglected, take action.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you think this child is being neglected, and you KNOW her parents are addicts you should call CPS.  I wouldn’t ban your daughter from hanging out with her and your house may be the only safe/normal environment this little girl knows.  

It is definitely frustrating that your daughter is getting sick because of her friend – I don’t know much of anythingabout those illnesses so I have no advice how to keep her from catching those.  Lice is pretty common in kids, as annoying as it is there’s not much you can do about her getting that.

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