I got an email yesterday from my granddaughter's teacher. KK attends a private Catholic school. My parents pay the tuition. Of course, once I called CPS they contacted the school, and I also emailed KK's teacher letting her know what is going with my daughter- that she's drinking again and it will impact my granddaughter. So the teacher emailed me and it was a very kind gesture. She said the school gives gifts to a few needy kids each year and she and the principal wondered if they should include KK on the list. Don't get me wrong, this was very kind of them to offer and it's good to know they are concerned for KK's welfare and happiness. However, this so goes with the stereotype of abused or neglected children; that they come from homes with no financial resources, which is not always the case. My daughter's financial situation varies from OK to some struggle paying the bills. I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable and always help with KK and make sure she has what she needs and wants. I would never let her go without a nice Christmas or birthday. I pay a majority of the expenses associated with the competitive gymnastics she is involved in, and it is not cheap. My parents are very well off and are generous when it comes to KK. I'm not offended by the offer, but just exasperated that there is still this stigma of poverty with child abuse or neglect. I explained that KK gets 4 Christmases between myself, my ex-husband and his family, my parents and her mom, and that whenever her mom is unable to provide a nice Christmas at home I take care of it. It's never ending, dealing with our kid's addictions. It impacts literally everything.