+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,418
    Thanks
    1,216
    Thanked
    993
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Would you call?

    Hi lovely bub hubbers,

    I have a neighbour who for the last couple of days has been having screaming periods a few times a day, where she swears and rants about everything that's wrong with her life. Now, she may be going through a rough period, and that's totally fine. But she has a young daughter (I think 3 or 4 yrs, as she isn't at school) who I think is copping most of the yelling. I know that at least one occasion yesterday she had shut her daughter outside (and it was pretty hot), and her daughter was screaming for about 5 minutes for her mum to come out. The mother also was yelling at 3 am (not sure what about, our windows were closed). I'm seriously close to calling the police, because I'm worried about the little girl's emotional wellbeing. Am I overreacting?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,196
    Thanks
    3,047
    Thanked
    3,410
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Maybe police or child services?

    Yes I would call. There's been too many instances of parents losing it at the expense of the child's life lately. I no longer give free passes.

  3. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Wise Enough For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (11-01-2016),BornToBe  (11-01-2016),CleverClogs  (09-02-2016),DaveTTC  (11-01-2016),Gracie's Mum  (11-01-2016),Mod-Degrassi  (11-01-2016),SoThisIsLove  (11-01-2016),Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016),VicPark  (08-02-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Jerilderie
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    493
    Thanked
    519
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Most will say yes. Obviously the mother needs major help.

    Something has to be done for sure.

    If you dont feel there is any other way to reach out to the mum then don't hesitate and do it everry time you are concerned.

    3 reports of DV to the police and I believe the department must act. Hopefully with needed help and councelling but if need be removal of the child.

    If something goes real bad you will never forgive yourself for being quiet

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to DaveTTC For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Jerilderie
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    493
    Thanked
    519
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Maybe police or child services?

    Yes I would call. There's been too many instances of parents losing it at the expense of the child's life lately. I no longer give free passes.
    Police will attend guaranteed. Department or childrens services could take months.

    I would go with the police if significant concern.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,196
    Thanks
    3,047
    Thanked
    3,410
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Would you call?

    Double post. Stupid gremlins.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,623
    Thanks
    2,038
    Thanked
    804
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have a similar issue with a neighbour behind us. She was screaming at what sounded to me like a newborn to shut up. I asked my police friend and was told to ring the police and ask them to do a welfare check when it's happening. They said child services would take too long to investigate.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Lauzy For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,627
    Thanks
    1,319
    Thanked
    2,597
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Definitely call

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Lincolns mummy For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,137
    Thanks
    3,147
    Thanked
    6,038
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would call, yes.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-Degrassi For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)

  14. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    2,963
    Thanks
    2,383
    Thanked
    2,071
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hmm, I have been heard the fellow next door get up his kids heaps and I can hear him smacking them from our yard, but one night my partner and I were having a fight, and someone called the police (just moved to a new neighbourhood as that had never happened before) and the next day, the neighbour was p!ssed as a newt and yelling at my partner from over the fence abusing him, so I don't think I would call the police on him, as he is clearly psycho. We will be moving back to our old area after this lease is up.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Marchbundle For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)

  16. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    in a wormhole
    Posts
    2,770
    Thanks
    4,601
    Thanked
    2,813
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Do you know her at all? Are you on first name basis? If you are at all friendly I would probably drop in and check if everything is okay first.

    If you don't really know her, then yes I would call the police the next time such an incident occurs (like the one where she locked her daughter out).

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to MissMuppet For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (11-01-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. What will he call me?
    By Notananny in forum General Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 30-07-2015, 11:43
  2. Do I call?
    By rainbow road in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-05-2015, 19:03
  3. What do you call these?
    By SpecialPatrolGroup in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-03-2015, 22:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
TriBalance Health + Wellness
Brisbane Pregnancy Pilates Classes TriBalance Health + Wellness
Run as part of our Clinical Pilates program by an experienced physiotherapist. Programs are individually tailored and classes are 60min, scheduled on Saturdays at 9am and 10am. $38 per class or a 5 class pass for $175. (*health fund rebates apply)
SAVE when purchasing 5 classes!
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!