Ok, I must know your thoughts on this! A Manitoba mom of 3 kids ages 10, 5 and 2 is being investigated by Child Services for letting her children play outside on their own. Their back yard is fenced in. The complaint was filed by a neighbour.
No, I was not there and do not know all of the circumstances. But I can tell you that if she’s being investigated for this then I should be too. My kids are (almost) 8, 5, and (almost) 4. And yes, while I’m making dinner or something inside the house I let them play in the back yard. They know they’re not to go into the front without an adult. And if anything goes on I can tell because they are within ear shot. And there is a window in the kitchen so I can see the whole yard. I can not believe that this woman is being investigated…well actually I can because apparently all we do is judge parents these days. UGH! Her oldest is 10 people!! Seriously!
Let me know your thoughts on this case!
It's 2016. A time when kids are given access to basically the entire internet by age 10, but some will clutch pearls if that 10-year-old is allowed to play outside alone for half an hour.