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Mom Lets Toddler Son Act His Age - Until Her Landlord Sends A Threatening Letter

We all know that children can be loud and disruptive at times, especially in small apartment buildings. However, most people remember that they were kids once and are usually understanding and even supportive when they see or hear children playing, even if they’re making a bit of noise. Sadly, this has not been the case for one mother, Sapphire Curzon, from the United Kingdom, after her neighbors complained about her son making too much noise. When the landlord received a slew of noise complaints against the young mother, he sent her a letter threatening her with legal action.

As a single mother living in a 1-bedroom apartment, watching her young son, a 2-year-old named Callum, play was one of Ms. Curzon’s favorite parts of the day. Consequently, after Ms. Curzon received the aggressive note from her landlord, she was understandably shocked and outraged. In an interview with SWNS, the single mother said: “All my son does is run around and play with cars, trucks and building blocks. I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldn’t tell him off because he’s playing. It’s just what a child does. He gets excited. Whatever noise my son makes I feel like I have to scold him straight away. I’m essentially having to stop him from having any fun.”

As emphasized during the SWNS interview, Ms. Curzon is concerned that she is limiting her son’s ability to enjoy his childhood and develop crucial fine motor skills. However, the struggling young mother believes that she has no choice after her landlord threatened legal action, saying: “The letter says I could get an ASBO because of the noise my young son is making; it’s really making me frightened because I’m scared of going to court. I’m not a criminal, I’m just a single mum with a toddler son.”

Unique to the United Kingdom, an ASBO stands for ‘Anti-Social Behavior Order’ and is used in the courts to pursue and punish minor offences with non-criminal charges. Realizing that she could be kicked out of her home or taken to court, Ms. Curzon has felt obliged to follow her landlord’s demands for quiet. It remains unclear if the viral story will compel the unnamed landlord to adopt a more lenient policy towards children like Callum.

Source: Little Things
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