If CPS has an open case on me, do my children have to answer their questions?

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cps was called on me. They showed up to my children's school and questioned them then they came to my home and questioned me. I answered all their questions but I feel they are making this bigger than it is. They said I am "boarderline abusing my children" . What does that mean? They said they will be dropping in and talking to them at school periodically. Can they do that? How do I handle this?  They said the case will be open for 30 days. Do I need a criminal attorney? In Trinity County, CA.

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