Unless I saw clear physical abuse happen in front of me, I would not call CPS. So no, I wouldn't call in either of those situations in the OP.
Swearing is now criminal behavior? I'm quite sure my husband and I have sworn at each other before and we are definatly not in a domestic violence relationship. Swearing does not always equal some horrible abuse going on. Sometimes people just do swear when they're angry. What good would come for calling the cops on a couple swearing? (or as this thread makes it seem, only the husband swearing at the wife.)
Theres a line somewhere between being concerned, and violating the rights of others.
As much as I might not like CIO and swearing at kids, I don't feel its my place (or anyones place) to tell others how to raise their children. As long as its not clear abuse, its really not my business. If I called CPS on every mother I know who used ear plugs to block out crying.. I'd be calling on nearly every mother I've ever known IRL and also on myself 9 years ago when I was a frustrated new mom who was following my pediatricians advice! Yes, I was told to wear eagplugs at night so my baby could CIO without me caving and picking her up.
Parents are told so many things. This is right. No this way is right. Oh no! Not that way. It can be so confusing sometimes to people. The rules are always changing too. (side to sleep, back to sleep, no pacifier, use a pacifier!) I know the way I parent many mainstream mothers don't agree with. I have several friends who are mainstream who raise an eyebrow at much of my life. They've never called CPS on me because its not their business. They know that my children are fed, clothed, loved, and not abused.. so all the other stuff is just that. Stuff they don't agree with. I feel that I need to afford the same courtesy to other moms that are not AP and simply following the advice of doctors, relatives, etc.. because I used to be that mom myself.
Advocating for children, and other AP topics of child raising in a positive way is more beneficial IMO than calling CPS on mothers we see who are not parenting the way we wish they were. CPS is a crap shoot. And dispite all the, "Oh they would never remove the kids, they'd only help the family"... are you willing to bet your childrens life on it? I know I wouldn't. It happens all too often.
Nope. I wouldn't call them. If it was an emergency, I'd call 911. They'd obviously call CPS, but I personally will never call them again. They are the last agency that any family needs in their life.