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RE: This Isn't Kenya: Maryland Parents Investigated by CPS for Letting 10 and 6 Year Olds Walk Home One Mile from School
at 10yrs old, I was 5'11". I would push my little sister around in the stroller by myself (she was 3) and it probably just looked like I was a teenage (16?) dad out taking his kid for a walk. was never hassled. I also had a mustache at 12, so perhaps this 10yr old kid looks a heck of a lot older (and perhaps acts like it as well? sounds like the parents are instilling that in their kids) and is a responsible sibling?

but yes, as every other reasonable person on this thread stated, the CPS is outta control and should be sued for this. go hassle the couch potatoes who are sucking our medical system dry.

runningart2004 wrote:

The problem is with the 6 yr old. 10 yrs old is too young to watch a 6 yr old for that distance. Also depends on the traffic on the road as well. I wouldn't let my daughter walk a mile home with just a 10yr old....would have to be at least a teenager.

We let our 6yr old walk with other 6yr olds and 10yr olds down to the bus stop. But its only about a 1/4 mile and other parents are at the bus stop and its in the neighborhood not crossing roads for a mile.

I would have to agree with CPS. Unless you have or have had a 6 yr old your opinion on this doesn't mean much.


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