50/50 Custody - Ohio
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I have an 11 year old who is being emotionally physically abused (CPS was called out by the therapist when the 11 year old reported it)
They have been neglected...the 11 year old always has to make his own meals. They usually only end up making buttered toast or microwaving pizza rolls...and there's also a lack of just providing a pre-teen with the basic needs to take proper care of themselves. I usually have to buy soap, hair products, floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. and put them in their book bag.
Every time they come back to the other parents they text me asking if they can come home. The therapist is all-knowing and stated that if the 11-year-old refuses to go to the other parent's home, there isn't much the other parent can do unless they take me to court. The therapist gave the example of a parent going to drop off the child and the child refuses to leave the car or the child refuses to take the bus to the other parents' home and asks the school official to call the parent to pick them up instead.
Is this correct? My 11 year old is begging me to get them now because they are scared and hiding in their room. My heart hurts and I am terrified of how bad this will be if it continues. I want to protect my child.