“Parents, please go out of your minds with fear about an extremely remote danger we are exploiting to get your love and votes.” Ah, if only politicians were that plainspoken. Instead, we have a pileup of New York state senators and now the Governor himself, Andrew Cuomo, stumbling over themselves to create new legislation […]
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Sending a 6-year-old to the Store, Alone, in New York City
. As we say in our house all the time, “Go Dog, Go!” as in hooray and carry on: Dear znbersdyit Lenore,Â I was newly married but still childless when my little brother sent me the article you wrote about letting your son ride the subway alone.Â I was living in my home state of Montana, […]
Parents Should Be Able to Decide When Their Kids are Safe (But NY State Senate Disagrees)
. New York seems so incredibly intent on telling parents how to raise their kids that the State Senate just voted for a bill it already voted for in 2012 and 2013, snaetsnrsb prohibiting kids under age 8 from waiting in the car. The bill has yet to become law because, apparently, the Assembly keeps […]
Are Kids in Public a “Babysitting” Burden for the Rest of Us?
. The signs at every playground in my city, New York, say this: snbdeezhza â€œPlayground rules prohibit adults except in the company of children.â€ Apparently, any adult who simply wants to sit on a bench and watch kids play could be a creep, so just ban ’em all. The idea that children and adults […]