Seriously? We’re making “free-range parents” a thing now?
So, to sum up: two parents let their kids walk home alone from the park. Some busybody sees this and calls CPS because these kids were “abandoned.” Parents shrug it off. A year later, their kids are picked up by the police because they are found playing ‘unsupervised’ in a park TWO BLOCKS AWAY FROM THEIR HOUSE! Apparently leftists now think that Kids playing in a park and walking home alone should be illegal. No word yet as to the level of protection provided for these kids in the womb.
You also have to wonder, which the government thinks is worse. Parents letting their kids walk home by themselves, or CPS treating them like this:
“The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car, telling them they would drive them home. They kept the kids trapped there for three hours, without notifying us, before dropping them at the Crisis Center, and holding them there without dinner for another two and a half hours. We finally got home at 11 p.m. and the kids slept in our room because we were all exhausted and terrified.”
Of course, the media being the media, and liberals being liberals, they now have to make ‘free-range parenting’ into a whole ordeal and treat it as something other than completely normal.
A rational mind may recognize ‘free-range parenting’ by it’s former label… ‘parenting.’
What do you think? Should parents be allowed to raise their own children as they see fit? Do these parents deserve to be punished?