Child at risk of emotional or psychological harm.

Anonymous

Child at risk of emotional or psychological harm.

Concerned for 10 yr old grandsons emotional and psychological well being. Is constantly being criticised by mother in front of others ie never says anything positive or nice about him.always complains about him,has no social life outside of school and home & is never allowed to have friends over,has a habit of stealing and sneaking food (ongoing since about 5 yrs old),has limited supervision at home as mother & her partner stay in bed for most of the day on a daily basis(ongoing for at least 2 or 3 years),ongoing parental drug use (mainly marijuana),mother's live in long term partner has suicidal tendencies and episodes of nervous breakdowns in the home and grandson has stated that he wishes he was dead/wants to kill himself. Mother has basically cut off all contact (not the first time) to myself and my partner as well as his aunt & uncle (our adult children) as we said something to her about her lifestyle which she took offense to,had another male partner living in their home(now her ex & pregnant to him) and publicly uses social media/onlyfans to make money selling sexually explicit photos of herself. Mother states that she suffers from severe depression and anxiety but doesn't seek help for it. I'm honestly at a loss.

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Anonymous

Have you reported her to child welfare? You can also tell the school and hopefully they will report too. On a day when you know things will be bad call police to do a welfare check. Sounds like a frustrating position to be in, hopefully your grandson has a better life in front of him.

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Anonymous

Sneaking food is a child that doesn't get enough food and doesn't know when they'll get more. It's not a bad behaviour it's a symptom.

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Anonymous

I don't think the OP was trying to say the child is bad for doing it

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Anonymous

Ok just making sure that's on the list of needs not being met.
Report to docs, report to the school, ask the GO to check-in with them

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Anonymous

Ring child services and report this ASAP. You can also put in to have him come and live with you. Poor little boy. So sad

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Anonymous

I would call The Department of Child Protection if I were you. Google to find the number in your state.
I’m a mandatory reporter and all of this information would make me report.

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