Am I overreacting about this situation with my neighbors son?

Am I overreacting? My daughter is only two, and the neighbor boy across the street is like ten, and every time he sees my daughter outside, he makes moaning noises! During the summer, he always tries sneaking over to our yard to play with my kids 4&2. Well, we put a camera up outside where we view it from our phones since I have an infant, and my oldest two are right at the front door. The most they are ever left where I watch them on my phone is to walk inside the door and grab a bottle of water to make a bottle. But anyway his mom is full-on psycho like every other day the cops and everything are at their house from her threatening to kill herself or whatever so this kid does what he wants until the town cops bring him home Idk how to handle this.

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Maybe he has a disability? What is he actually doing?

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Is this about the mom or boy?? I have 6 kids and NEVER left them alone outside… if your always around to supervise why the big deal. Maybe boy has other issues you dont know about

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Totally not sure what you’re asking

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Is he hurting your kids. Maybe he just needs a nice family to be around since his family seems to need some help

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Maybe try including him if his mother has mental illness issues. Seems as though he’s just looking for playmates or a positive way to spend his day…As far as the moaning noises go maybe he has a little something more going on with him. Including him first would be my choice if something then became an issue then maybe talk to someone.

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Can you report it?
Not so much to get her in crap - but for his benefit? He could use some structure and authority. He might act ‘weird’ but who knows what he’s been exposed to based on your description of the household he’s being “raised” in.
I would try and get some help for the child.

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What is the question? If the cops are over there so much why not voice your concern to them?

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Perhaps he has a disability or mental health issues himself and if his family is in such disarray maybe just wants to be included.

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You worry about yours and let them tend to theirs…noises aren’t hurting your kids

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Don’t let him come around, tell him to leave if he does. And mind your business when it comes to your neighbors. Really not sure what kind of advice or answers your looking for.

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It’s weird that family and children services is not already involved if she has cops there and saying she wants to kill herself.

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To call a person “psycho” for trying to kill themselves makes YOU the problem! Mental health is NOT something to joke about and that boy probably sees you guys across the road and wants a to be a part of your lives as it’s different to his own. Unfortunately your ignorance won’t see this so he’s probably better off being kept away being honest! He’s a kid no matter what age. You’re making him out to be some sort of predator!! If you’re worried about the child’s welfare you could contact the appropriate services to voice your concern but anything else just ignore him as he doesn’t deserve the likes of you!! I hope your kids grow up with a different out look on life

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Not sure if this is about mom or kid. If kid, he’s either being silly or has mental disabilities. If it’s mom maybe call cops for “welfare checks” call cos and report anonymously

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He sounds lonely… if he plays appropriately let him talk to him… you may be that person that makes a difference in a childs life

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I think this kid is more sinned against than sinning. At the end of the day he is only a child but sounds very troubled, unless he has some kind of disability. Just keep your children inside if hes playing and keep an eye, that’s all you can do, or report it if you think something is going on within his home that it shouldn’t be. His situation with his mother sounds very sad, but I wouldn’t call someone a physco. She obviously has alot of pain inside

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The moaning noises are bad but it sounds like his parent is not going to provide any discipline, and the only way to make changes is to keep your daughter away from him and call cps on the boy’s mom.

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He’s not hurting you or your kids. Obviously there are problems at his house and Im sure you’re not helping by adding to it. If you don’t want your kids to play with him be an adult and make sure your children aren’t around him. Hope this helps

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I’d pack up & move if I was you :flushed:

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He seems like he needs attention or help. If his mom is really like that, try talking to the boy. Tell him stop the noises and he can play and hang out.

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