Child Neglect and a Working Single Mother
(Palm Springs, California, USA)
I'm a single mother of four. The fathers were drug users and go in and out of jail. I worked my way off welfare after 14 years. Started working a state job with benefits. The grandparents agreed to help me with daycare because their son made me lose my child care services. They raised my children while I got myself together and bettered my life. Once I did, I was accused of child neglect due to the fact that I didn't spend enough time with my children. My work schedule and transportation became a factor of time I spent with my children. It hurts to work so hard to give my children a better life and find out I was neglecting them at the same time.
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