If a mom or dad even were to run in and pay for gas or be in a small store like a dollar general, gas station, something like that for a few minutes five at the most and left their children in the car as long as they took the keys, had the windows down in the summer and could see the kids through the store window, do you feel that that is acceptable or not. I often times will get gas, pull up to the front of the store and leave the kids in the car while I run in. Or if I'm going in for ciggs.
My kids are 5 and 7, they both stay strapped in their seats and know not to get out of the car and know that I am coming right back and the gas station that I go to, they can see me and I can see them because its small and there is a big window by the check out.
I never left them in the car as infants though and I would never go into like walmart or a big store where they were out of my sight. Plus I live in a small town, low crime rate. Most of the people in town all know each other. It's the type of place where you can leave your house unlocked when you go to the store. I leave my keys in the car or leave it running in winter when I go into a store if I am alone (never leave the keys in the car when my kids are there). We just don't worry as much about crime around here. I can go to a store and see my kids teachers, nurses from their doctors office or other parents from their school, so it's a close knit community.
In a situation like this do you feel that leaving your kids in the car briefly is ok or still unacceptable?
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