This doesn't qualify as abuse or neglect but it's a far cry from satisfactory care.
Yesterday I dropped C. off at school to find her six classmates along with one aide, all seated. I said good-bye to C. - a handshake and a kiss while explaining to her aloud what I'm doing.
Despite my little speech the aide remained seated and silent.
Late for a physiotherapist appointment of my own, I left without another word. I figured some fully conscious aide would soon materialize.
Half way to my car, I realized I'd left my car keys with C. in her pusher. I raced back to school. Four minutes later, when I got there, I found that nothing had moved - the aide was still ensconced in dreamland.
What's a parent to do? Tips anyone?