Received Monday, November 5, 2007
On Thursday, November 1st at about 9:30 a.m., a little boy, named TAYLOR, about 2 and 1/2 years old, dressed in a Buzz Lightyear (Halloween) costume was at Burbank Park with his nanny and a group of other nannies and children. My source observed Taylor having an physical altercation with another child (as toddlers do!), and the nanny grabbed him, began hitting him and yelling at him calling him a "bad boy!", etc. Clearly this child needed redirection - NOT physical or verbal abuse!!! My source took it upon herself to step in and try to redirect the nanny, who not only became defensive toward my source, but the other nannies came to her defense as well. My source observed Taylor very upset and unable to console. As a mother, I cannot imagine this happening to my child with the person whom I entrust their care with!!! If ANY of you have an idea of who this child belongs to, PLEASE forward this information to the parents so that they are aware of the dangerous situation their child is in.