Hmmm, like I said we have had multiple neighbors! And 2 families ago, the "parents" let their small boys run around everywhere in the street, to the lake, and next door here! I don't think they ever knew where the boys were! So if running around TOO close to the street is a cause...this family could have been turned in too! I even had one of the boys come here w/ an empty beer bottle (7 yrs old) pretending he was drunk! I was like, you need to go home. We don't act like that at our house. I also know that they ate chips and coke for dinner more than once. Along w/ the next family who moved in! Sooo there are lots of families who could be "turned in" if that is the case. We tried to give them food and some other needed things.
Not only next door, but two doors down from us a single girl and her two kids lived there. The 3 and 4 yr old was outside often by themselves wandering around. Even coming here! My boys played w/ them for a little bit. Then I told them they needed to go home and watched as they went back. I wondered if I should have said anything to anybody. But was give some sound advice when I lived in Greenville going to Bob Jones(after I got married). We lived in a run down neighborhood (what we could afford) There was 2 kids, brother and sister, who walked the neighborhood while their mom worked. I asked a professor of Child Psych what I should do about it. Should I call someone. And he said, I learned long ago to be careful about calling the authorities. You need to make sure they are abused. Their mom might just be trying to get by. Going to work and have no place for them to go. And then they will be taken away. He asked, What is best for the children? To be taken away? Or to be w/ their mom?
Now I don't agree w/ two 7and 9 yr old roaming the neighborhood at all hrs after school. The boy even came to our home one night because he was afraid of his mom's boyfriend. We put him on the couch. Called his mom at work, and took the boy to her at work. We didn't see that man staying there anymore.
So I wrote a book..and got on rabbit trails!! LOL! I am just saying that I know or have known families who are not doing too good on the parenting! Yet, we as homeschoolers are threatened! Sigh! It is a messed up world! I do understand protecting children. That is important! But have read harassments from HSLDA about DFCS! Beware of us homeschoolers!!!