What do I do?

Our neighbors have 3 boys About age 2, 5,7. When the boys are outside in the front, the parents are not always out there. Drives me crazy. Today the responsible ones watching the baby are my girls, not his own parents. 🤬🤬🤬🤬 What would you do??
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They leave them unattended for like hours or just while they step inside to get something?

@Natalia 30 plus minutes. When we notice my girls always decide to play in the front cause they feel they need to watch him. He will walk 3 to 5 houses down playing , in the street, walk in peoples yards

His bros don't always watch him. And they shouldn't have to.at.there age

A 5 and 7 year old should not be in charge of watching a 2 year old. That sounds extremely unsafe. I might sound dramatic but I would report that honestly

@Natalia this isn't the first time.. he was also out unsupervised at age 1(probably close to 2). What if myself or my sweet girls are not out there. Something could happen to him so quick. We love playing with him, but it's not our job or his brothers job to watch him.

How do I report and can it be anonymous?

Maybe talk to your neighbours first?

Maybe its the nanny or babysitter doing this not the parents and reporting could lead to little boys being taken away from parents. I would talk first.

I think online you can report anonymously

@Amna Ya I thought about that. I'd have my husband do it. I'd be in tears if I did. Just voicing our concern in a nice way.

@Amna No nanny or baby sitter The parents are home

@Natalia Not in texas anymore. I looked

If you’re going to talk to them, which is my suggestion, I would approach it with a “we’ve noticed your little guy gets in the road sometimes and we’re really concerned for his safety. I can see his big brothers try, but I think it’s just too much responsibility on them since he keeps getting into dangerous situations. I just wanted to let you know, because I would hope you’d do the same for us in this situation.” Word it like you care, because I can tell you do, and not like you’re upset and want them in big trouble. Maybe if they have a backyard, suggest the kids play there instead of the front yard by the road? (We have a situation like this with our neighbors, and this is how we handled it. It’s gotten much better. It takes a village, and maybe they’re not aware and truly believe the older kids can handle it)

@Tori ya I don't want big trouble, kids taken away, none of that. Just don't want him outside without a parent.

Oh and they are well aware he is outside.

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This was normal for most children 5+ to play out in the streets when I was growing up. We only came home when the street lights came on. I let my children play out in the back garden but they know they’re not allowed to leave my front garden.

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