Archive | Child Protective Services

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“It Is My Duty to Spy on My Kids”

. This comment came in response to the post by Mean Girls’ author Rosalind Wiseman about whether or not to spy on a child’s online activity: There are so many monitoring apps out there, and the aim of using them is to keep loved ones safe. I don’t think it is too controlling of me […]

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1 in 5 Kids Reported to Child Protective Services

. A study in England has found that one in five young children is reported to child protective services. One. In. Five. This 45-second audio clip from the BBC’s Today Programme is described thusly: One in five children born between 2009 and 2010 were referred to social services before the age of five because of […]

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Worst-first thinking = assuming a heinous crime instead of sad ol' fate.

Shaken Up About Shaken Baby Syndrome

. On a recent Saturday night, Marine Sgt. Aaron Rasheed was in Manhattan with his wife and three young children, including baby Elijah, who cried part-way through the new documentary they’d come up from Virginia to watch. I can’t blame the boy. “The Syndrome” is about Shaken Baby Syndrome — a heinous crime we’ve all […]

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An unsupervised 38-year-old. Where are his parents???

Mom Investigated for Letting Son, 38, Live on Own

. Hats off to Sarah Sahagian for understanding this issue so deeply, as her reporting in The Beaverton indicates: Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment. “A neighbour saw Ben working […]

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This mom let her kids play in the fenced-in backyard. Child Protective Services came to investigate.

Kids Play in Backyard While Mom Does Dishes. An Investigation Ensues

. I’m thrilled and worried when these stories make the news (via CTV): A Winnipeg mom was doing the dishes while her three kids, 10, 5 and 2 , played in their fenced-in backyard. A neighbor called to report “unattended” kids frolicking and Jacqui Kendrick was visited by a child protective services rep. The rep […]

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