Quoting PurpleBama582:" I didn't say they would take the child away for that. Locking a child in a room is not a "small" thing. ... [snip!] ... from experience. I did lock my child in a room once, many years ago. I was told that it IS neglect, no matter WHY it's done. "
Sorry I got defensive, I thought you were implying that she is
abusing her child through neglect, when she really is a good mom. She would never deliberately do anything to hurt her son. I agree she needs to find something else because it is dangerous, but she definately isn't abusive. I'm gonna take her one of our tall baby gates that have bars that go up and down tonight, so hopefully that solves the problem.