Advice is certainly welcome.
"I fucking hate you."
"I wish you'd never been born."
"Why can't you just leave me the fuck alone."
"Who the hell do you think you are?"
"Then leave! Get the fuck out of my house"
Would you ever say this to your child?
For the past year I've been living in a nice apartment complex. Kids are constantly playing outside and the neighbors are kind. I've had a couple problems with the woman who lives below me though. She's hit her ceiling if my daughter was running or clomping around, she's put a baggie of dog poo and ciggarettes outside my door, and she blasts her tv randomly. Generally it's nothing out of the norm for what you'd expect from apartment living.
She has a daughter, and I'd gage her age from 7-9. She seems like a likeable enough kid, she wears good clothes, she is constantly playing with friends, and from I've gathered she just started playing soccer. On the outside it looks like she leads a normal carefree life.
But for the past year I've been hearing statements like the ones above constantly being yelled at her. Just this morning I could hear her mother going ape shit at her (at 6 am mind you) because her room wasn't picked up? Donna (the mother) began slamming everything around and screaming and crying at her daughter. I didn't stay long enough to listen to the rest since I was leaving to take my daughter to daycare.
My mother works with another lady who is actually another neighbor to Donna. I live above Donna, and this lady lives behind Donna. The lady also heard Donna screaming at her daughter and has been listening to this kind of stuff since they've lived there.
While I don't see any physical abuse I'm quite worried that this little girl is being emotionally and verbally abused. I know we all yell at our children from time to time but this is so over the top and...scary the way she yells and treats her.
I called Child Protection Services today. I can't just sit here and listen to the little girl be treated this way. The counselor gave me a number for dispatch if I EVER became scared that Donna is going over the top. She said they'd respond and check on the child. (as I type this I'm listeing to Donna raising her voice at her daughter right now) The counselor said she'd open a case and they'd begin whatever needs to be done on their end.
Was I right to do this? Part of me thinks I'm overreacting and that absolutely everything is fine in their home but part of me is terrified that something IS going on and that the child is in danger.