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I'm just going to say it. People can hate me.

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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There is never a good reason to leave a young child alone in a car while you run inside somewhere. I don't care if it is locked, if the air is on, or whatever.

Your child is vulnerable. They do not have matured safety skills. They do not always understand when they are in danger. When you leave them unsupervised in public, you are putting them at way more of a risk than just heat. It isn't okay in winter, spring, summer, or fall.

Don't make excuses of why you can't take them in somewhere. You need to make accommodations or learn how to handle your children. Leaving them alone in a car should never be an option. Trust me, they are worth the hassle.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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I'm sure most of us are able to exercise common sense.  Those who won't aren't going to heed your advice anyway.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM
I leave my kids in the car to check my mail....
HeyEinstein
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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I agree! I had 3 young children to take everywhere and never once left them in a car. In fact I think it helped them to learn to behave in public because they were conditioned from a young age not to touch things or run wild.
tracy0812
by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM
Completely agree. My son is 10 1/2 and he goes in with me always.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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Meh.  It's not safe to leave them out in public, obviously.  But if the kids are already in the car, and I forgot to grab something, I'll leave them in there while I run back into the house.  I also leave them in the car when I pump gas, but I use a credit card to pay, so I don't leave the pump.

Mommy_Natural
by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM
I agree.
mmr520
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Why would people hate you for having common sense?

AlleyCat08
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM
I agree
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by Emerald Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I agree

2ltlmonkeyz
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM
I agree :)
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