Parents found guilty of letting kids walk by themselves.

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  1. Morrisb

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/fre...glect-allowing/story?id=29363859&cid=fb_wn_sf

    A Maryland couple who was being investigated for allowing their two children to walk home alone from a neighborhood park have been "found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by the state's Child Protective Services.

    Maryland Child Protective Services began investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Silver Spring, Maryland, for practicing so-called “free-range parenting,” a philosophy that encourages children to have some independence.

    In the Meitivs' case, this means they allow their two children, Rafi and Dvora, ages 10 and 6, to play outside and walk home by themselves.

    ...Maryland Child Protective Services then accused the Meitivs of neglect, saying unless they committed to a safety plan, the kids would have to go into foster homes. In Silver Spring, leaving anyone under age 18 unsupervised constitutes neglect.

    o_O
     
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    And people wonder why kids are such pussies these days.
     
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    To be fair allowing a 10 year old to walk with a 6 year old alone in this day and age, is insane. I mean if they are in middle school? Fuck it. But at that age with the psychos around? Fuck that.
     
  4. Morrisb

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    This day and age has LESS things going on. People just hear about it and overreact more. :fil:
     
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    This. There are too many fucking sickos out there these days. No way in hell a 10 y/o should be walking a 6 y/o
     
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    and the most fucked up people kids are constantly exposed to are called FAMILY. :coffee:
     
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    "These days..."

    :rolleye:
     
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    Allz I know we did this everyday in the eighties and kids were getting kidnapped and left and right.
     
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    What kind of shithole do they live in to not have their kids walk around? This story makes zero sense.
     
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    Although i wouldn't let my kids walk alone I understand these parents philosophy. They were railroaded by cps.This was apparently a timing matter because if it was a school day it would be acceptable. All montgomery county school students six and over are expected to walk up to a mile to their respective schools.
     
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    Ban walking and we'll all be safe.
     
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    Again: "leaving anyone under age 18 unsupervised constitutes neglect."

    I read and watched related stuff for this story. Some parents don't even let their kids go down to the mailbox or in the bank yard unattended. o_O
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I walked to/from school at age 6.

    My mother used to lock us outside the house when she would go out to dinner with my stepfather. Yes, we had to sit outside alone waiting for them to come home.

    When I was 14, my parents left me home alone for a week.
     
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    True.

    Look up crime stats over the last 25 years or so.

    Violent/serious crimes have plummeted in this country.
     
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    There are no more psychos today than there were 40+ years ago. It's all bullshit. Europeans laugh at what babies our kids are.
     
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    Well, my Father was ahead of his time then - I wasn't allowed to cross the street, go to the end of the street, and I don't think I was allowed to play in the front yard either. :coffee:
     
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    Here, Here!!!
     
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    I was the same with my Daughter.........
     
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    Really? Huh, I was the only one treated like that in the neighborhood. Father was the talk of the town, but, typical Dad, he didn't give an F ... :coffee:
     
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    I've been a driver most of my life....At the truck stops during the seventies you might see a flyer or two on a wall for a missing child.......
    and it turned into dozens in the eighties......And then rivaled the Vietnam Vets wall in DC during the nineties......So yeah, I was one of THOSE
    Dads......