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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 07:08 PM
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14. More like "CPS and nosey neighbor" dream day.
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  -It's Take Our Children to the Park and Leave Them There Day HuckleB  May-22-10 04:43 PM   #0 
  - No offense intended, but this is a horrifying idea  Ruby the Liberal   May-22-10 04:47 PM   #1 
  - Ah, but this is a fantastic idea.  HuckleB   May-22-10 04:48 PM   #2 
  - I definitely see the point/purpose, no question there  Ruby the Liberal   May-22-10 04:51 PM   #3 
  - That's your choice.  HuckleB   May-22-10 04:53 PM   #4 
     - Maybe yes, maybe no  Art_from_Ark   May-24-10 07:41 PM   #69 
        - Certainly, some areas are different.  HuckleB   May-24-10 07:48 PM   #70 
  - It reminds me of the Carters' decision to put Amy in DC public schools  marshall   May-25-10 11:41 AM   #73 
  - I completely disagree. It's not like she's advocating leaving toddlers at the park alone.  krabigirl   May-22-10 07:07 PM   #13 
  - I don't think she meant toddlers.  Tailormyst   May-24-10 11:43 AM   #39 
  - It is a different day and age. A much safer one.  Codeine   May-23-10 11:12 AM   #25 
  - +1  HuckleB   May-24-10 12:16 PM   #41 
  - I respectfully disagree.  Gormy Cuss   May-24-10 11:53 AM   #40 
  - FYI Add: Child Abductions: The Hype vs. the Reality  HuckleB   May-22-10 05:00 PM   #5 
  - The whole focus on "stranger danger"  moriah   May-22-10 06:42 PM   #11 
  - One other thing re: that article  moriah   May-22-10 07:05 PM   #12 
     - All true, but that really doesn't address the fears that keep parents from letting their kids...  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:10 AM   #21 
        - And a heavily shletered kid ....  moriah   May-23-10 11:48 PM   #33 
           - Anecdotes are great for promoting fear.  HuckleB   May-24-10 11:11 AM   #36 
              - Neither is ignoring risk when trying to assess it.  moriah   May-24-10 02:32 PM   #54 
                 - Thanks for responding to something in your own mind.  HuckleB   May-24-10 05:52 PM   #59 
  - Tried it, doesn't work  guitar man   May-22-10 05:16 PM   #6 
  - maybe you should take them to an out of town park  left is right   May-22-10 06:27 PM   #7 
  - They're sneaky that way  awoke_in_2003   May-23-10 12:24 AM   #19 
  - Heh....  Dorian Gray   May-24-10 12:22 PM   #42 
     - yes they are  guitar man   May-24-10 02:34 PM   #55 
  - I have a better one:  Quantess   May-22-10 06:29 PM   #8 
  - AHAHAHA!  Codeine   May-23-10 11:13 AM   #26 
  - While I agree with the "Free Range Kids" woman on a lot of things....  moriah   May-22-10 06:31 PM   #9 
  - More like "CPS and nosey neighbor" dream day.  krabigirl   May-22-10 07:08 PM   #14 
  - You make a good point there too.  moriah   May-22-10 07:17 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, because a group of kids are so likely to watch one of them walk away with a stranger.  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:14 AM   #27 
     - And what could they do instead?  moriah   May-23-10 10:33 PM   #31 
        - WOW!  HuckleB   May-23-10 10:39 PM   #32 
        - Are YOU fucking insane?  moriah   May-24-10 01:26 AM   #34 
           - No, I'm not.  HuckleB   May-24-10 11:10 AM   #35 
           - And if you notice, I didn't say people should lock their kids up until they turn 18.  moriah   May-24-10 02:03 PM   #53 
              - Keep spinning.  HuckleB   May-24-10 05:51 PM   #58 
           - You cannot shield your child from every danger without causing a different sort of harm to them.  Tailormyst   May-24-10 12:27 PM   #43 
              - See post 53, and replace "you" with HuckB. n/t  moriah   May-24-10 02:36 PM   #56 
                 - I now see your point a little more clearly  Tailormyst   May-25-10 07:27 AM   #71 
                    - I thought I'd been pretty clear....  moriah   May-25-10 11:34 AM   #72 
        - Grew up in the 70's  Hawkowl   May-24-10 12:49 PM   #50 
           - I grew up in the 80s.  moriah   May-24-10 03:21 PM   #57 
              - Again, you are the one who actually brought this up as a possibility.  HuckleB   May-24-10 05:53 PM   #60 
                 - Why can't you?  moriah   May-24-10 06:10 PM   #63 
                    - WOW!  HuckleB   May-24-10 06:21 PM   #64 
                       - They aren't anecdotes. They are kids.  moriah   May-24-10 07:00 PM   #66 
                          - And another spin and turn, in an attempt to pull emotional strings rather than actually discuss.  HuckleB   May-24-10 07:13 PM   #67 
  - Take your children to a park where there is a bar close by  Quantess   May-22-10 06:31 PM   #10 
  - Really, I think the age of the kids is a determining factor.  Warren DeMontague   May-22-10 07:15 PM   #15 
  - Even a 10 year old....  moriah   May-22-10 07:24 PM   #17 
  - at 10 years old...  awoke_in_2003   May-23-10 12:27 AM   #20 
  - It wasn't a different time in terms of risk.  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:12 AM   #24 
  - And no one is talking about leaving a five-year-old at the park.  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:11 AM   #22 
     - Then I guess we're all on the same page.  Warren DeMontague   May-23-10 05:09 PM   #30 
  - This park...  awoke_in_2003   May-23-10 12:23 AM   #18 
  - Good point!  Arugula Latte   May-24-10 11:33 AM   #37 
  - When my 4 and 5 year olds get older, I will let them play by themselves.  Jennicut   May-23-10 11:11 AM   #23 
  - Memories of a free-range kid  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:56 AM   #28 
  - I wonder how many DUers unrecommended this.  HuckleB   May-23-10 11:58 AM   #29 
  - I have no issue with this. Our kids need to be able to function and play without us.  Tailormyst   May-24-10 11:41 AM   #38 
  - I was a free range kid...  Scurrilous   May-24-10 12:28 PM   #44 
  - Why make it just one day a year, make it at least a couple of days out of the week  MadHound   May-24-10 12:32 PM   #45 
  - Indeed! +1,000,000,000,000  HuckleB   May-24-10 12:34 PM   #46 
  - I disagree with taking the cell phones away.  Lyric   May-24-10 12:39 PM   #47 
     - I can see the point you make,  MadHound   May-24-10 12:43 PM   #49 
        - To be fair, there are some advantages to technological progress.  Lyric   May-24-10 01:27 PM   #52 
  - This is an excellent idea  nadinbrzezinski   May-24-10 12:39 PM   #48 
  - Where I live, there's a huge divide on this issue.  Xithras   May-24-10 01:01 PM   #51 
  - We tried that. The little bastards beat us home.  Old Troop   May-24-10 05:59 PM   #61 
  - Do you know what a lot of parents do which they think is safer?  Dr Morbius   May-24-10 06:06 PM   #62 
  - True enough.  HuckleB   May-24-10 06:27 PM   #65 
  - We are all safer than ever. And yet parents believe the hype. And gun 'enthusiasts' push it.  onehandle   May-24-10 07:18 PM   #68 
 

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