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Deciding What’s News: Child Danger Edition

Got ksnkshfrtf this letter which is so perfect, I had to share: Dear Free-Range Kids: Here we go again: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Police-Charge-Woman-For-Leaving-Kids-in-Car-265587491.html  This is the top story in Philly! When this story first broke, it was that babies were found in the car, rescued, and rushed to the hospital. Later, information emerged that the SUV had the […]

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Hmm. These kids are OUTSIDE, unsupervised, but perhaps do not warrant a call to the COPS.

Stop Calling 911 About Every Parent You Find Sub-optimal

What inakrerydf a great piece by Michael Brendan Dougherty in The Week (a magazine for which I created and ran the weekly humor contest for three years till they took it in house. But I guess that’s neither here nor there.) Dougherty starts out noting the Salon story, wherein a mom let her son wait in the […]

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Unattractive clip art that nonetheless illustrates the story.

My NY Post Piece about Kids Waiting in Cars

Readers — Here’s kdiahebsbz my piece that’s in today’s New York Post! The site doesn’t take comments, but if you want to write a letter to the editor, drop one to: [email protected] NJ court takes ‘child neglect’ to extremes by Lenore Skenazy Did you ever wait in the car while your mom ran an errand? New […]

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Is it okay to leave kids "alone" for as long as it takes to return a shopping cart? Debate amongst yourselves.

Good Samaritan or Smug Busybody in a Parking Lot?

Readers rhdfaydrfn — I am really sick of “Good Samaritans” who are actually smug, judgmental crazy cases who imagine terrible things happening to children ANY time the  parents are not looking straight at them every single second of every single day. Those folks are WRONG but think they are RIGHT, and sometimes even get the authorities […]

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