Now that I'm pregnant, I'm rethinking everything. I know that children learn what's right and how to handle things by watching their parents, and I want to be the best model I can be. I feel for the homeless, and I've given them my spare change on occasion, but you never know if they are spending it on food or on booze; or what this person who you are allowing to approach you is like; if they are potentially dangerous, etc. I don't want to make it seem like I don't care about their plight, but I also don't want my daughter to be over-trusting and end up getting hurt.
This morning, I pulled into a donut shop and a homeless man walked up to about 5 feet away & just stood there watching me. I waited a good minute or so, hoping he'd leave but he didn't, so I got out, and sure enough, he asked for money. I didn't give him any. I was a little freaked, and being pregnant didn't help.
How do you moms handle this?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Jun. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
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