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I wish the story had more details. After V I will look around the web and see what I can dig up.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...if there was no problem while the mother was out, how did the police know that the 14yr old was taking care of the 3yr old?...
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
reply to post by topdog30
It did not say any family was busted, the practice of forcing parents to hire strangers to watch their children is the first phase of family busting, the stripping of a family decision ( to have older sib watch younger sibs) is the second phase, and the third phase unfortunately would be the inevitable rending of the kids from the family unit when a parent chooses to have an older sib sit and gets narced out or caught.
Originally posted by redgy
there are also many parents who end up willfully neglecting their young children by leaving them at home alone. responsibilities don't needlessly lie with kids having to defend for themselves, it's the role of the parent to ensure their child is recieving the adequate care and support entrusted by them and not shifting those responsibilities to their children in filling these parentual roles that they are made to perform.