Originally Posted by Annie3
I will probably be raked over the coals for this response, but given that the girls are unsupervised until 5pm or later nearly every day, and the teenager is watching three younger siblings, I would make a call to social services (or the police). It is not appropriate (in this day and age) for a young teenager to be completely responsible *all the time* for younger siblings (a young teenager who has also shown that she does not know or has never been taught some levels of appropriate behavior), and the OP's point that they leave the garage doors open showing there are no cars (and no adults home) opens them up to all kinds of potential dangers. I am not saying this as some kind of nosy killjoy, but as a parent and a mandated reporter. These kids are being neglected. Maybe if the parents got a visit from a social worker/police officer asking about where the parents are all the time it might wake them up.
thats bullpucky .. daycare by teenagers is ok as long as the kid is over 13 .. I would assume that the parents think the teen is able to do it and are ok with that type of daycare .. some kids are latch key kids would also be worthy of a call to the cps or the cops ?
some manadated reporters think they live in a chinese village at times ..
Calling CPS usually isnt the first answer .. being a careing neighbor and just checking on the kids and being avable is the sitter needs help is common sense and should be the first line of help