Thursday, June 28, 2007
Should Four Year Olds & 2 Year Olds Be Left Alone?
I'm sorry, but I had to say it. I don't want to be controversial or seem uncaring. I pray for the safety of this child almost daily. I am devastated that this young child is missing...and furious with her parents.
I have to say though, that if you and I lost a four year old child in Ontario because we left them alone to go for dinner...we'd be charged with neglect. And, our 2 year olds would be with Children's Services right now.
We've seen it already in cases where children have been left in cars unattended. There are horror stories here in my town about children being left alone while their parents take a trip into the Casino - and many of those parents have been charged.
I pray today that the detention of an Italian suspect leads to a safe return of young Miss Maddy McCann.
I'm sorry, I've just never felt very good when children disappear due to negligence. I have struggled with my inner self about this issue and I just couldn't sit in silence any longer. Sorry, no offense meant to anyone. Just frustrated and sad about one more lost child.