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What would you so if you saw your neighbors kids playing outside and left home alone at ages 3 and 5?

Anonymous
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Lots will say report it right? But after thinking about it...I have let my 2(almost 3)&5 year old play outside by themselves (for 5,10minutes at a time) so whats the difference really if I'm in the house, going to the bathroom or cooking lunch ext. Compared to I ran to the corner store for milk for 15 minutes.
After thinking on it a bit more I might watch the children for a bit but I would not report it. Seems a real waste of cps time?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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spunky946
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
I would watch a bit before making a call l
leavinglasvegas
by Bronze Member on May. 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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If something happens to them - you are home to tend to them. If you are out, you are not. And what if you got into a car accident - home alone for the rest of their lives. Hope they know to call someone once it gets dark and mama hasn't come home yet.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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Too little to be left outside unattended. So are your kids by the way...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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I'd call the police and stay outside so i can watch them until the authorities arrive

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
Are you sure they are being left alone?

My kids have played outside with minimal supervision for years. But its not ok to leave them alone.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
My boys are 3 & 5 and they play outside alone. I would never leave the house with them outside, or inside for that matter, but I see no problem with kids playing outdoors.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
My children are perfectly fine. Thanks for your concern.


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Too little to be left outside unattended. So are your kids by the way...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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I hope I read that wrong... did you REALLY say there's no difference between running to the bathroom and running to the store?!?!!??! Um... YEAH, there's a BIG difference! 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on May. 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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Stupid, So is 2 and 5 outside togeather alone.... get a brain people

kdjdod081013
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Call the police. I let my kids play outside in my locked, fenced back yard only if I can see and hear them from my living room while I clean. They come in if I leave my living room for any reason.
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