This is insane. The Government in the form of the Maryland Child Protection Services found the parents parents were Responsible for Unsubstantiated Neglect without a trial or any kind of open investigation and without the parents having a chance to defend themselves flies in the face of everything that Americans believe in. It is only a matter of time before this rears its head in Canada, for as the States go, so go we to some extent.
The video link has two stories. The original is from January of this year when the parents were being investigated (never charged – just investigated) for child neglect. The follow-up video has a bit with Nancy Grace the Chicken-Little newswoman from Atlanta who loves to warn us about the danger in well – everything. Nancy says that letting these kids walk around alone is wrong because “This is not the same world we grew up in…!” She is correct – These are not the “Good Olde Days”. We are living in the safest time in human history. All crime is down and there are less cases of stranger abduction than ever before. Some people would argue that it is because of helicopter parenting and everyone keeping a much closer watch over their kids, but in reality it is because we have a safer society than ever before. These children are being raised the same way my entire generation was, and the generation after me. The idea that kids cannot walk to the park, rink, playing field, school, library, on the subway, bus or on foot is wrong. Those helicoptering parents are creating a generation of children who can’t do anything for themselves because they have not been allowed to! It is CRAZY! I hope those hovering parents are happy when this self-created monster comes home to live in the basement for the rest of its life because it cannot cope with the “real world”. Actually, now that I think about it, they probably will be happy, because then they can keep them safely under their eyes, and their thumbs, forever.