I was just visiting a friend this past week, and I hate to say it but she is doing a poor job of raising her kids.
First of all she is currently on her second marriage. Her new husband has a big problem with her two children from the first marriage. Her eldest son(15) has already moved out because he cannot get along with her new husband. From what I see her husband is a big problem. He was constantly picking fights with her son before he left. He would call him all kinds of names, tell him he is stupid and will one day end up in prison just like his real dad. Constant yelling and cussing at the son as well.
Eventually the son had enough and went to live with his grandparents.
Now he is starting the same on the eldest daughter (13). He is telling her she is stupid and will work at McDonalds for ever, constantly yelling at her. He locks her in the closet at punishment.
Now for more....
The mother (my friend) is not all innocent either. They really dont enforce the importance of school work. The daughter is failing ALL her classes with a score of 13%, they dont really have the kids on a schedule to do school work in the evenings.
They really dont feed the kids healthy food, nor teach them the values of eating healthy. Dinner for the kids the other night was candy, chips and soda. The eldest daughter has already lost two teeth, and rearly (if ever) goes to the dentist for regular check ups.
It is pretty upsetting to me, I have known both since they were babies, I am the god father. I have tried be suttle and discreet to my friend and make suggestions, but nothing seems to work. I have considered and am more so contacting CPS.