Worried about the kids

Dear Queenie,

  My cousin never takes her children to a doctor when they get sick, she just gives them some herbal tea and keeps them in bed. Also, she never finished high school and now with the on-line schooling she can’t help them keep up with their schoolwork.

  Queenie, I think her children are not well taken care of. Is there anything I can do?—Worried about the kids

Dear Worried,

  You could make an anonymous report to Child Protective Services or the local equivalent – in St. Maarten that would be the police Juvenile Department or the Court of Guardianship – and suggest an investigation. And if the children ever visit you, you can offer to help them with their schoolwork if their mother will allow it.