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Old 08-23-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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So I have this neighbor who consistently makes nasty comments, and criticizes me as a mom. When I babywear, she says I don't love my son and am torturing him. Yesterday, she said that I was a bad mom for "forcing him to walk" when we ran into her in front of our building. She said his legs were deformed and I was a terrible parent. He is nearly two years old and has been walking since his first birthday - he can run pretty fast! His legs are not deformed by any means. He IS wearing cloth diapers though, and his butt looks bigger than sposie'd kids' butts because of that.

Yesterday, she followed us to our apartment and basically threatened to call CPS on me. On previous occasions, I tried different approaches - serious answers, sarcasm, "sorry we have no time", and "stop harrassing my family". She still continues commenting every time we see her. I don't know where she lives other than that she lives somewhere in our building, but she knows where we live now. What would you do? I'm thinking of telling her I will get a restraining order next time I see her, but I know neither her name nor her address, so that is obviously an empty threat.

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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I'd call the police & tell them that you have a neighbor that is harassing you. You can also tell them that you don't know her name & ask them for advice as to what to do the next time she harasses you.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:23 AM   #4
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Instinct says that she might have been abused herself or is abusive. Totally has lost some of her marbles upstairs. I would avoid her at all costs. If she continues to follow you and harass you I would go to the police. If you run into her all the time maybe you could get someone to walk you home. Maybe you could go to your landlord and find out who she is. She probably acts like this all the time so your landlord may already know she is a problem and be able to help you out with telling you who she is.
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this scenario sounds really scary, I would call the cops to get advice
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I agree with these mamas... ask the landlord, and go to the police. There is no way you should be treated that way anywhere, esp at your own home. You are obviously a wonderful mother, and much more educated than she is.
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Wow...crazy lady. I'd also tell the landlord or police that you are being harassed.
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I would go to the landlord first. Tell him you are having problems with her. I am sure he would be able to help you figure out who she is. If he doesnt do anything I would go to the police. Then the next time you see her just simply tell her that you have the landlord and the police involved and if she doesnt leave your family alone then you will take the next steps to gain a restraining order.
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tell the landlord that you are and have been harrassed on many occasions. I would also call the police and maybe get a restraining order on her. She sounds totally insane to me..
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