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Old 10-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Location: Houston
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I think rent homes should be banned as those homes have torn hoods up
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:04 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by Oildog View Post
Call CPS
Seriously...because kids are loud and playing in the front yard? Do you realize the thousands of kids that go home to meth labs and crack dens, prostitution rings etc., and that the workload of cps is so large that they can't keep up with kids living in these horrible conditions? CPS is for ABUSIVE families, not annoying ones.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:39 AM
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Is there anything you can talk to them about perhaps bringing the kids outside play to the back yard or perhaps a playground (if there is one nearby)?
Definitely get oriented with childcare regulators to ensure they are conducting business under the law (don't want to have another Tata case).

Have you reached out to the owner of the property? are they cool with this business?

If nothing else...have you thought of perhaps changing rooms in your own home so that at least you can sleep your hours while the kids play. I know this is probably a tough decision. I have a sister who is a police officer in the 3rd shift (not in Houston) and I feel for her every time she says she was not able to sleep during day time hours.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:59 AM
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In a non-HOA neighborhood I think the only angle you can take is to look into whether this is a business operating without a license. I personally find it reasonable (and desirable) for a group of kids to play outside for an hour or two every day during daylight hours, whether in the front yard or back. I feel for you that you work shifts but no one can expect the same level of quiet during the day as during night. The sound of children playing is about as natural and normal as you can get. I am annoyed when the birds wake me up too early but what can you do?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:26 AM
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call the news media...bring up the jessica tata situation, and how you can see this turning into something similiar.....

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Old 10-21-2011, 09:48 AM
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I can understand the noise issue, but the very last thing I would EVER do is involve the CPS who could create a nightmare for what might be a perfectly fine family, especially when there is absolutely
no sign of abuse.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Location: Westbury
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daycares don't have to be licensed in the state of texas. doesnt matter how many kids they have. calling RCCL (CPS's daycare branch) wouldn't do anything because it's likely not a licensed daycare. if you find out they are licensed you can report them for the kids playing in the street

you live in an area that allows businesses to be run out of homes. should have thought about the chances of that when you purchased

if you see young children outside in the street alone (adults are inside/do not appear to be watching) you can call CPS. if you see the adults leave the home and there are children there, certainly call CPS. otherwise just sounds like one of a million sh***y unregulated daycares
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