Every time I take my oldest to and from school or drive through neighborhoods I CONSTANTLY see children out front playing with NO SUPERVISION. I don't mean tweens or teens, I mean young children...like between 2 and 9....all alone. WTF???? Are people seriously the clueless and careless? There are so many creeps out there just waiting to pray on children who are not being watched. Even in a fenced backyard I believe they should be watched. You never know what people are capable of. I am disgusted by the negligence and lack of common sense that many parents have. These kids also ride their little bikes in the street, throw things at cars, walk down the block...yes, these are nice "safe" neighborhoods, but in my opinion that makes no difference. Turn off your soap operas and pay attention to your loved ones, keep them safe and learn what your priorities are. Anyone else agree??
Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
My younger ones ages 7 and 9 play out front with their friends all the time. I used to think the same way you do. The thing is, when the kids play here I know they are either on the greenspace out front or on our sidewalk or porch. In our neighborhood all the homes are right by the sidewalk/street. I sit in the dining room and work and listen to the kids playing. I can hear every word and if it gets too quiet or their voices sound far away then I go outside. The front door is literally 5 steps from my desk and the window is two steps from it. They know stranger danger and not to talk to anyone... even kids their age that they don't know. The parents on the block are all the same way. Some parents may not watch their kids, but a lot of us do even if it doesn't look like it. Anyway, sounds like you need to take a Midol and MYOB for awhile.
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