I have followed this page for about 18 months now and while I find some posts really helpful, I'm left frustrated by others.
Frustrated doesn't begin to cover how I feel after reading some posts.
A long while back, someone wrote in about her partner masturbating on a number of occasions in the same room as their daughter.
Hello? Do you need to ask advice on how to deal with this?
The little girl from that story has never left my thoughts.
We've read many times about the use or being under the influence of ice in the family home.
Again! Do you need to ask for advice? Do people not understand about the unpredictable behaviour of an ice addict? Mum first. Throw love aside to protect your children! Yes I have done this!!!
The children and mums from these stories are often in my thoughts as well. Did she give him another chance? Did he get clean? Did he hurt them? The questions go on. Usually left answered.
More recently. Dad leaves children alone in Bali motel room while he gets drunk and tattooed.
Those poor children!!! They need to be removed from his care asap and never be left alone with him again! Mum can have those children removed by the Australian authorities in Bali!
So my question is, does anyone else have an issue with stories like these being posted anonymously and never getting feedback.
It's already an issue (for me) that rather than act immediately, mums will write in to ask the opinion of strangers and wait days for that advice. In the mean time, who know what damage is being done.
If this was happening before our eyes, we'd act.
Well I know I would. If I knew a person was masturbating in front of a child, I'd contact the police immediately. Same goes for children being raised in homes where ice is used. Same again for neglected children.
So how can we all sit back and read this shit, give advice and then forget it when the next question is posted?
Surely the page creators must read some of these questions and want to act accordingly?
It almost feels like we're all so wrapped up in "the sisterhood" that we're forgetting the innocent children in the centre.
This page is becoming more like a data base used to report criminal activity with the protection of anonymity.