Can You Believe A Mother Cheered On Her 5-Year-Old Son As He Downed Alcohol Shots?

Fri, November 5, 2010 2:03pm EDT by 21 Comments

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This is so disturbing! An Australian mother got her 5-year-old son drunk! Luckily, his dad called the ambulance in time and now the mom has been jailed for eight months. Is that enough of a punishment?

Some people just shouldn’t be parents. Kylie Eastwood is one of those people. The 36-year-old from Moe, east of Melbourne, Australia, is heading to jail after she allowed her 5-year-old son to consume numerous shots of homemade grappa in 2008. “He likes his alcohol,” the mother-of-six said.

According to the boy’s father, Kylie returned home from a visit to a friend’s house where she received a bottle of the home-brewed grape brandy. A few minutes later he caught his little boy drinking it. “I walked into the kitchen and saw my son with a shot glass to his lips,” he said in court.

The dad quickly took the bottle off the tot. But before long he heard Kylie “woo-hooing” in the kitchen. When he went to investigate, he discovered the kid drinking more shots as his mother cheered him on. “He likes his alcohol and asked me for a drink, and I told him, ‘Well OK, just one,'” says Kylie (who has six children to four different fathers).

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HollyMoms, tests on the grappa showed that it contained 44 percent alcohol! Luckily for the little boy, his dad acted fast and called the police and the paramedics. At the hospital the boy underwent tests that showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.09, and police believe he consumed between four to six shots of the potent booze. In American 0.08 will get you arrested for driving under the influence.

Officer Sonia Cummings, who arrived on the scene, says that the little guy was so drunk he was “making grunting noises” and walking into walls. How horrible! Kylie Eastman should be ashamed of herself. “At the time I didn’t see the severity of it but I tell you what, the next morning I did,” she says. Too little too late. That’s the kind of logic that college kids use after a night of partying on Fraternity row, but it’s wholly upsetting to hear it coming from a mother who should definitely know better than to give her little boy shots. I have a feeling this tyke won’t touch booze until he’s legal, after this experience.

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Kylie originally plead guilty to reckless conduct endangering serious injury and failing to protect a child from harm and was sentenced to five months in jail. But she changed her plea to not guilty after prosecutors appealed her sentence on the grounds that it was inadequate.

On Nov. 4, she was sentenced to a maximum of eight months in jail, and was additionally ordered to serve a four-month suspended sentence for another conviction related to her leaving three children under the age of 10 at home alone for several hours while she went out drinking with a friend. In April, police were called to Kylie’s house after she got drunk, turned on the gas of an open oven and shouted at her neighbors for help. Her 8-month-old  son was in the house at the time.

Kylie is required to serve at least five months before she is eligible for parole, but reports don’t reveal whether she is losing custody of her six children.

Do you think that’s enough of a sentence for this mom? Make your voice heard in the comment section below.

–Amy L. Harper

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Sandra

Posted at 1:39 AM on November 18, 2010  

I am not prejudice in anyway but when you take a look around, the people that are having alot of children are people who should not even be allowed to raise a plant. People that “would be” or “are” good parents have one or two or no children. Our world is being populated by the most ignorant pieces of sh**. Through no fault of their own they are damaged as children and grow up to be dysfunctional and less than perfect parents. This woman has six children from 4 different fathers. She has a 8 month old baby and I bet that she will continue to have more children, it is a harsh thing to say but I think this is a great case for sterilization. Her kids have an excellent chance of growing up to have many dysfunctional children themselves. It is the children who pay, not the parents, and society overall. All of these reports of parents doing horrendous things to their kids is getting to be the “norm” not the abnormal these days. Yet, we continue to look the other way and hope that things will improve and these people will stop having kids on their own. I have a young mother within my own family who sounds just like this woman, except she no longer has her children because of neglect, and drug abuse. Luckily, she can’t have anymore chilren because her uterus gave out. (Divine intervention?)She is 25 years old, has 6 children and has raised none of them. There are parents that use their children to buy drugs by selling them for sex. Or they make sex videos of them to sell to other perverts. Where does it end? I feel sick for all the children and animals that are used and abused everday. It doesn’t take money to be a good parent. Just love and dedication. I don’t have any easy answers but the next time you read one of these parental horror stories, remember my comments and think about what we can do as a society to protect the most vulnerable. I am all for human rights but doesn’t a child have a right to born into a family that is not going to abuse it and kill it?

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Carolynn Middleton

Posted at 10:17 AM on November 15, 2010  

Dear Ms. Harper,
Yes, I can believe what this woman did. When I was but a little over a year old, I used to go around sneaking sips from the beer bottles of guests. When my father caught me, he sat me down and made me drink three (3) full bottles of beer. I don’t remember much of this incident, but I’m told that I slept for three days straight, and woke up with a hang over that would kill a horse. To this day I have no taste for beer, but I’m not sure that’s the way to go about it. I certainly never did this with my children, and they’re not alcoholics – or – drug addicts.

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Patricia Baughman

Posted at 1:11 PM on November 13, 2010  

This id dtupid! No five months is not enough, and yes she should lose her children. If you have that many children, you should know how to, at the very least, know what is appropriate. This moms attitude alone is proof positive she should not be in charge of children. But until one of them dies,probablt just parenting classes!!!!! We are so lax in this society! Kudos to dad!

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Carol

Posted at 5:36 PM on November 10, 2010  

Okay men, listen up – if you meet a woman with multiple kids from multiple men – run. Odds are they are horrible mothers. Dysfuntional women. And whatever you do – use a condemn.

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oh lordy

Posted at 2:23 PM on November 11, 2010  

“use a condemn.”

was that a freudian slip or are you just awesomely witty? :D

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Sam

Posted at 1:49 AM on November 18, 2010  

these do children do end up “condemned” to a life of hell.

 
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Terri

Posted at 4:20 PM on November 11, 2010  

TOTALLY agree! I know someone who is married for the first time but has 3 children with 3 different fathers and is only 30!

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Elizabeth

Posted at 1:09 AM on December 30, 2010  

You know it is shameful how people discuss how many fathers these children have. A man may sleep with as many women as he likes not knowing whether a child resulted but a woman who is healthy and sexually active is a whore. That said .. this woman needs some serious counseling before she is put in charge of children again. She probably is just very irresponsible and needs help, before she does something worse.

 
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Nat

Posted at 9:27 AM on February 24, 2011  

I agree that it is shameful to judge a woman by how many men she sleeps with, as a man can easily do the same and not be judged. However i DO think there is some merit in judging a person who chooses to have so many children by so many different fathers, when birth control is so readily and easily available (at least in western countries). It is highly irresponsible – something clearly shown in this woman’s behaviour towards her child.

 
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Carol

Posted at 12:08 PM on March 8, 2011  

It’s not about how many sex partners a woman hs had but her carelessly ad thoguhtess not to use birth control and/or condemning her children to a life of poverty. A great number of women in thi country do not going after child support because they can get more in government benefits – food stamps, housing, welfare et al.

 
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JoAnne

Posted at 11:03 AM on November 8, 2010  

This is disgraceful. The child could have died without medical attention.

I think her children should be taken away, she needs to go to detox, then to prison for a long time.

That’s how people become alcoholics starting at such a young age.

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scooty poo

Posted at 12:20 PM on November 8, 2010  

Big effing deal. .09. For god’s sake rush him to IC for a liver transplant. Geeze. Idiot Mad Mothers.

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Terri

Posted at 4:21 PM on November 11, 2010  

REALLY? THe kid is only FIVE for goodness sakes!

 
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Sam

Posted at 1:46 AM on November 18, 2010  

Sounds like you have some sort of “retardation”

 
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Sam

Posted at 1:48 AM on November 18, 2010  

I meant Scooty has mental deficits. Or he is just plain ignorant to how damaging this could be for the child.

 
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Saanvi

Posted at 12:08 AM on November 8, 2010  

What a stupidity ! Another incident is with Twenty month old Naaman Amer, from the city of Nablus, West Bank enjoys eating hot peppers….

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Don

Posted at 10:22 PM on November 7, 2010  

50 pounds, 44% alcohol, 4-6 shots and only 0.09. That kid can hold his liqour. If they really thought he drank that much they would have been having him chug activated charcoal. Sensationalism.

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Sam

Posted at 1:43 AM on November 18, 2010  

I hope you don’t have any kids. The fact that you don’t think there is anything wrong with giving a child any alcohol says how intelligent you are. Have you considered the damage that can be done to a developing child’s body? If you don’t have them already, don’t have them.

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Cynders

Posted at 11:28 AM on September 1, 2011  

Its probably because he has drank more than once, how else would she know “he likes his alcohol” hell with that many kids, she probably lets them drink so they pass out and she doesnt have to deal with them. Sad but true.

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dragonet2

Posted at 10:20 PM on November 7, 2010  

She should have all her children removed and sent to prison for years. This is total child abuse and total stupidity.

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lorali

Posted at 10:00 PM on November 7, 2010  

it is really unbelivable. a mother can not be so careless definatelly. alcohol is harmful for a child’s health.

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