Dear Annie: I am a single mom of a 4-year-old boy who is being abused by my ex-husband and his wife. ... My son sees a child therapist, and she is worried for his mental health. My son's teachers, pediatrician and therapist have all called Child Protective Services, but for some reason, they don't investigate. I was told they don't consider this abuse.No. She reported the allegations, and they were investigated. There is nothing more to do.
How can people say that? My son has such horrible nightmares after coming home from his Dad's house that he has bedtime accidents. I have gone to court and used all of my money to retain lawyers, and I have lost every time. I am now broke and on the verge of going on the run to protect him. What can I do? Is there anybody who can help? — Angela, No State, Please
Dear Angela: We do not understand how Child Protective Services could ignore abuse reports from teachers, pediatricians and therapists. Something isn't adding up. We called the Department of Children and Family Services in Chicago, and they suggested you contact your state child abuse hotline and report the situation. You also can try the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) (childhelp.org).
I post this to show that not only will bitter ex-wives make false allegations over and over, but also her friends and counselors will also do it and encourage her to keep doing it.
Sure, it sounds like abuse if you just hear the accuser's side of the story. It sounds terrible that Dad might be causing the boy to have bedtime accidents. But millions of 4yo boys have bedtime accidents, and they may have nothing to do with the dad. This mom is paranoid, delusional, obsessive, and threatening to kidnap a 4yo boy. As Annie says, her story does not add up. Everyone would be much better off if she would just try to help the boy during her custodial time, and ignore the other time.