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    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?

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Double post. Stupid gremlins.

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    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.

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    Definitely call

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    I would call, yes.

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    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.

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    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).

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