Originally Posted by SAHDS
Did I miss the part where the boy threw her into the pool?
Why should his parents have to suffer for her parents mistake and negligence?
Because they're the ones who installed a pool, and didn't do much to keep kids out of it during the day while they were at work. It isn't like the neighbor kids scaled a fence-- they were invited in by the boy whose parents installed the pool.
It seems like all the parents involved (with the exception of the injured girl's mom) are handling this fine, and I wouldn't advocate anyone suing anyone or calling CPS. But if this kid is regularly inviting his friends over to swim when his parents aren't home, they do have a responsibility to stop it, even if that means making sure their son is never home alone.
My opinion of CPS is that they were never intended to be an alternative to talking to your neighbors about what's going on with their kids. If your neighbor has left kids home alone, and there's evidence the kids don't have the maturity to be left alone, open your mouth and tell the parents what you know before you run off and drag CPS into it. CPS has more than enough on its plate, they aren't here to save you from an awkward conversation.