SALEM (CBS) – A mother in Salem apparently had enough of her arguing children, so she called the police.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

According to a police report, officers came to the home on Lafayette Street Monday evening and met the woman who said her five kids had been fighting all day.

She was particularly frustrated with her 15-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter.

“Arrest them both — I can’t take this anymore,” she said.

Police ended up issuing summonses to the 15-year-old for hitting his 8-year-old sister.

Officers also notified the Department of Children and Families about the situation in the home.

Comments (15)
  1. toni says:

    If this so called “mom” had disciplined her children she would be having these problems. Sounds like the parent lets the kids run the household instead of the other way around.

    1. Really??? says:

      Really toni with a lower-case t? You can really tell a lot about her from this story cant you? Be glad your reading this side of the story rather than what could have been. Continue spelling your name that way and being the small person you are. Well written Petem and I couldn’t agree more until we know more

  2. web says:

    At least she called before she did anything drastic. Maybe DCF will help with tools for discipline and stress relief.??

  3. petem says:

    toni, maybe you’re correct. maybe she was a bad mother and let the inmates run the asylum; OR maybe she Is a single mom who’s overwhelmed by circumstances. MAY?BE we should be grateful she reached out for help before doing something that can’t be taken back.
    She certainly deserves credit for knowing she was over her head.

    1. Lisa Beth says:

      I wouldn’t go so far to say that she deserves credit…that’s a bit much. And no, I don’t have kids but that doesn’t exclude me from commenting as there are many so called parents out there who are not qualified…having raised a child does NOT make one an expert in child rearing…many epic failures out there.

      1. massman says:

        It doesn’t make you an expert, but it helps to understand her situation.

      2. petem says:

        If you don’t have kids you really can’t imagine being a single mom with children from multiple fathers who aren’t involved. I don’t know if she is a good mom or a bad mom, but I am glad she asked the police for help rather than going overboard as too many others may have.
        I agree there are many who seem to have given up or were never in it to begin with, but I can also say that economic conditions as they are and have been since the early 80’s many people have been outsourced out of the economy that their parent’s generation built, only to see it sold off bit by bit to greed obsessed ‘businessmen’.
        If we want to bring back the prosperity the middle class associates with the post war years, we have to take back our jobs and stop supporting companies that have sent them overseas. It is said a good job is the best social program there is. It’s time we try that out again.

    2. tsal last says:

      Hi Petem and happy new year!!! And as always – I agree.

      1. petem says:

        Hi tsal! I’ve been lost in the posting wilderness for a while. these are the first I’m able to actually see posted in a while…

  4. frank says:

    please toni like you can honestly say your kids have never gotten out of hand to the point that you would have like to have called the police? It happens but most of the time people never actually go through with calling the police. If you response is I don’t have kids then you shouldn’t really be commenting on someone else parenting when you have no idea what its like to be in their shoes.

  5. Italo says:

    I say, “good for her.” Increasingly lately, it seems that the state wants to be Big Brother and stick its nose into everything that guardians say or do with regards to their parenting of minors, anyway. Instead of summer school, I think a lot of kids these days should have to go to a Civility Camp to learn some manners, and lessons and techniques on appropriate behaviors.

  6. Dave says:

    Everyone seems to be making good points. The problem is that we now live in a fast pace society and children aren’t getting the required attention and direction. Television is the convenient babysitter, thats why we see people like italo who are fed up with unruly children and seeks mandatory civility camp. Also, many homes consist of one parent adding overwhelming stress which is probably the case here. Calling the police in this instance is not the answer, this situation has been escalating without professional assistance.

  7. Lori says:

    I can’t say that I agree with her calling the police as I do not trust them myself. However I also am glad she reached out before snapping. Maybe there is family or friend she could have called instead though. There are classes she can take through almost any church or counseling with a pastor (note… not a priest [priests don’t have kids… Pastors can marry & have kids]). If you are religious or not doesn’t matter… if you need help then you get it where you can.

  8. MamaGray says:

    So now this Salem mother has to deal with juvenile probation snoops coming around her household, lawyers, crappy counciling and all the above judging her with the possibility of ALL her kids being taken from her. One thing leads to another when the MASS “law” gets involved. Keep the police & court system OUT of your LIFE! Its a never ending cycle. They set kids up to fail. All about the State fines and fees. Good luck lady!

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