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Too far of a drive from work.
I don't want to.
Translation: protect your kids from assholes like me. Got it.
I read somewhere that crime is way down compared to 1975 but crime perception has gone through the roof. So there is no real reason to be so over protective as a lot of parents are.
Any sort of link at all on this would be awesome.
Lol. You are such an obsessed loser it's incredible.
Go make another username since your first was about a 40 rating. What a dork
Stuff happens...can't just not let her ride her bike because of people cat calling out the window.
He's right. I think NPR did a week long series on this on one of their programs. They were talking about how PBS isn't allowed to show old episodes of Seseme street because they had stuff like kids playing in sewers. I thought that was funny.
But the point was that kids today are in fact MUCH safer, we all are. But the 24 hour news cycle and culture of fear that we live in has us way over anxious.
Ok - I did some googling - if you're actually interested in this subject, the woman who was on NPR can be found by looking up "Free Range Kids" - she quotes the Department of Justice crime rates and all that.
I totally get the statistics. However, we know the grandparent of one of those 115 last year (that did not end well). Our oldest no longer rides her bike to school now because of this. I hate it, but when it's your kid, no probability is too small.
Hi pot, meet kettle. And I am not going back to spartypants.
Yep, it makes you soft. The fact that you would sit in a car instead of being social with the other kids at the stop says you have other issues as well.
And I am sorry that you need to hold onto every moment with your mom in order to feel loved. Ya see, I never had any doubts which is why I became independent and actually had desires other than your Oedipal ones.
Trust me, I'm not some wimp. But if something happened to my daughter because I made her ride her bike somewhere, I'd be an emotional basket case. Likely suicidal. I could not risk it.
I was jealous of those kids ...
We had one of those creeper looking white cargo vans cruising our sub a couple years ago. Freaked me out a little bit, figured it was some Meth heads looking to break into houses, but, you never know. I put my kids on high alert though.
Neighbors have 5 kids who constantly roam the hood day and night. One of the boys (10) and one of the girls (11) stopped by my house one afternoon to give me some updates on said creeper van. The boy says " im ready if someone trys to grab me " he then reaches in his pocket and pulls out a roll of duck tape, the girls replies " me too " and she pulls out a pair of handcuffs.
I guess I can see where you're coming from since I'm not a parent yet and won't be for a while, but when I managed to break an arm twice in bike related accidents two years apart almost exactly (both which were not my fault) it's not like my parents told me I couldn't ride my bike any more. Would you say it's diffent because she's a girl?
We used to ride our bikes all over hell when I was in junior high. We would ride on the shoulder of the main road around here to the park to go play basketball which was about a 4 mile ride. Our parents just told us to be careful and to call them every few hours. This was only 7 years ago by the way. Junior High wasn't exacty fun, but it was right before the facebook, twitter, and smartphone craze started which I think has made everything even worse.
Your neighbor's kids are into sodomy I think
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
There are the same amount of psychos as there has always been, the only difference is today there is more Fox News, etc.
Helicopter parents think they are doing no harm to their child because at least they are keeping their kid "safe." However it is critical in a child's development that they are allowed to make decisions and evaluate risk on their own. As they age they should be allowed to determine progressively more risk. Starting with monkey bars and moving up to driving cars and moving out. If they don't learn these skills early it is likely to lead personality issues as they age. How many great leaders grew up with helicopter parents?
Walking to the bus stop is a great example of an extremely small risk that kids should be allowed to handle on their own.
The crime rate today is equal to what it was back in 1970. In the ’70s and ’80s, crime was climbing. It peaked around 1993, and since then it’s been going down.
So lemme get this straight.....
You are bitching because you have to watch someone sit in a car AND you have to watch someone do U-turns? And that is what angers you?
Think I found the pussification in your story, but it's not were you thought it was.....
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
Is the crime rate declining because society is "safer" or because of less opportunities?
Austin Reed Sigg, 18, must face trial on 18 of 20 counts related to the Colorado murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway and an attack on a jogger last year.
crime rate is declining because of Roe vs Wade. fewer fatherless hooligans.
There are a lot of reasons crime on kids is lower, most related to better enforcement, policing, etc, but either way you can worry less about your kids than you've had to in past decades.
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