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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-05 11:26 AM
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18. No support system
Edited on Sat Jun-25-05 11:28 AM by fortyfeetunder
Aside from the point that the parents, and yes, I blame BOTH the parents for this one, and I think both should get a lecture, not criminalization.

There is a big disconnect reading this fragmented story. I fail to comprehend this family has not gone out for support, a volunteer, a neighbor, a friend, anyone that could have sat with the kids. Or hell, why couldn't a visiting doctor come and see the family?
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  -Quints' Mom Accused of Leaving Them Alone kskiska  Jun-25-05 12:53 AM   #0 
  - Man if I had 5 kids at the same age with no help  burrowowl   Jun-25-05 12:56 AM   #1 
  - She has FIVE 2 year-olds and ONE 3 year-old = SIX TODDLERS!!!  DemBones DemBones   Jun-25-05 01:07 AM   #4 
     - One thought.  cornermouse   Jun-25-05 03:33 AM   #12 
        - You didn't need to tell ME that. However,  DemBones DemBones   Jun-25-05 11:16 AM   #17 
  - Six toddlers is a lot for any one woman to care for.  DemBones DemBones   Jun-25-05 12:59 AM   #2 
  - She's just in an impossible situation.  tibbir   Jun-25-05 01:04 AM   #3 
  - Sorry, but sounds to me like these are babies that should have remained  chalky   Jun-25-05 01:12 AM   #5 
  - Thanks for the 2nd Link...  FormerOstrich   Jun-25-05 07:07 AM   #15 
  - Excellent point!  smirkymonkey   Jun-25-05 12:44 PM   #20 
  - Sounds like that mom is completely overwhelmed....  TheGoldenRule   Jun-25-05 01:20 AM   #6 
  - Poor soul  Hekate   Jun-25-05 01:33 AM   #7 
  - See post #5. They DID.  chalky   Jun-25-05 01:34 AM   #9 
  - wow her church isn't helping her out in times of need?  bettyellen   Jun-25-05 01:33 AM   #8 
  - my thoughts exactly  LosinIt   Jun-25-05 05:33 AM   #13 
  - Sorry but I don't see criminalizing the mother,  newswolf56   Jun-25-05 02:00 AM   #10 
  - But she WASN'T a breeder, was she?  chalky   Jun-25-05 03:22 AM   #11 
     - Good summary of their situation chalky. It's clear that these problems  fasttense   Jun-25-05 06:40 AM   #14 
  - Hmm, seems the fad had worn off...  HypnoToad   Jun-25-05 07:21 AM   #16 
  - No support system  fortyfeetunder   Jun-25-05 11:26 AM   #18 
  - Yup, that's my state.  deadparrot   Jun-25-05 11:34 AM   #19 
  - wonder why a social worker was visiting (previous problems?)  barb162   Jun-25-05 01:11 PM   #21 
 

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