What a difficult situation you face here. The mother is probably giving her children an antihistamine which makes them sleepy and at their age will interfere with their learning. In addition their behaviour will definitely be affected and hyperactivity is very likely. Their diet consisting of crisps with a high salt and possible flavouring content is obviously not at all what these girls should be eating, to say nothing of children of this age eating so many potato crisps. You mention that your older granddaughter has been admitted to hospital with malnutrition. It seems that this is a form of child neglect or even child abuse although not in the physical sense. Their paediatrician must be made aware of the situation and a social worker must get involved. It is possible that the mother has some form of psychological problem.
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