Skip to comments.Free Range Children
Posted on 04/19/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
A recent story in the media about 2 children aged 10 and 6 being taken into protective custody by over-zealous officials has introduced a phrase I expect well be hearing a lot more of in coming years - Free Range Children. The children were allowed to play unsupervised in a nearby park, and busybodies called authorities who took the children into custody without notifying the parents.
This was a second offense as the parents let the children walk home from their nearby school. Basically the kids were given a modicum of freedom to encourage responsibility and independence. I was so raised myself, walking the mile to and from school every day alone in first grade. It is the way children USED to be raised, and given the decline in crime rates is actually more sensible now than back in my day.
Free Range Kids they are called. They even have own website.
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I have a friend who says that the school bus will not drop off his children if the driver believes that nobody is home. He has several times had to leave work so that he can meet the bus and reassure the driver that somebody is home. He says that children who are not met by an adult are collected at the school and will be turned over to child services if nobody drives to the school to get them. He was told this was all about liability.
I can’t tell you if this is for every child or because one of his has special needs.
They are not free range children just FREE children as this is still supposed to be America. It is the parenst who should be raising the children not the Government..
There is selective enforcement and selective outrage on this subject.
If you go into the ghetto, you will see many unsupervised young children, playing, running around, riding bicycles. With no adult supervision .
Will CPS go into the ghetto and gather up these unsupervised kids????
I started school in the ‘50s and walked to EVERY class, including Kindergarten, a half mile away. I played, unsupervised, in parks and nearby vacant land. This was not “free range”. It was normal. In my two room country school in the fourth and fifth grade, we had a very strict policy on guns in school: “Anyone bringing a gun to school had to unload it and leave it in the coat room.” We were far safer then than kids are today with the do-gooders making the rules.
I find this story somewhat amusing. Starting about 1940, I attended Parkside Elementary School (historic..now Acorn Hill Children Center and Montgomery Co. Park HQ) located on the other side of Sligo Creek Parkway less than a quarter mile from where the Meitiv family now lives. My parents dropped me off in the morning on their way to work but my brother (who was four years older) and I were expected to walk back after school about a mile and a half to our home (now a county park called Forest Glen Park) on the other side of Georgia Avenue. After my brother graduated to junior high school, I walked home alone. The only problem I ever had walking home was a confrontation with a goose by Beans farm (now Holy Cross Hospital) where I learned the hard way what my nurse from childhood told me; Gooses has rocks in their wings!
Special needs here means door to door service.
Even for two different kids in the same house in the same grade and school.
If they have different “needs”.
This is why every year since the big staged “collapse” in 2007-8, while the private sector (most parents) has seen layoffs, fewer than normal or no bonuses, few or no pay raises, good people out of work all over the place...
school budgets reliably have gone up 2% or more every year.
In NJ, Chrispie Chreme fatboy signed a law that says if local school budget increases total 2% or less - the public does not have to VOTE on the budget. I guess it is just DEEMED to be OK, PASSED INTO LAW by boards, administration, etc.
During that same time - school enrollments have DROPPED ALMOST 20%.
Because FEW people in this town can SELL their HOME.
So as children gragimacate high school... no new young families move in with children.
Everyone wants to move out of NJ but no one wants to move in.
Of course, wealthy towns have no such problem, homes sell fine. Of course, they are fine with sky-high real estate taxes.
In all the other towns... the market price of real estate is down by A LOT... think 20% to 50% or more... from its high in pre-2007-8 crash times.
The problem is not going away, it appears it will stay this way for “the duration”.
An average property tax bill in northern NJ is say around $9,000 per year; perhaps $6,000 per year ($500 per month) is about the lowest property tax bill for the tiniest house.
When young couples see a 20-year-old house, with $500+ per month for taxes on it, home values staying depressed... the only way they want to buy is a brand new home.
Oh, and the job market remains in the toilet.
Unless... you work for a school/government or the medical industry...
Despite school enrollment being down 20%...
NO TEACHER LAYOFFS.
I used to walk bare foot 20 miles in driving blizzards to kindergarten when was that age. Life in Phoenix was tough back then ... oh did I mention that it was up hill both ways
My dad fave me a book about the history of Shenandoah County VA that was sourced from many things including oral history given by older lifelong residents. The thing that was most fascinating to me was that a widow who lived near a school offered a hot meal to kids who lived too far to go home for lunch. She made a little money and it solved a problem. It is so sad that I just accept that the government would never allow this now. We have lost so much.
I was recently in the neighborhood I grew up in and was shocked to see school guards on every street surrounding my old high school. My generation thought of ourselves as “adults.” We would have scorned a crossing guard at 17.
Why don’t the authorities do something about the free range children of illegal aliens? Those kids run around wild in public, screaming and destroying things like animals. My family witnessed one of them take a diarrhea dump on the floor of Walmart. We see them in grocery stores running around eating food without paying, throwing the wrappers on the floor. We saw a kid open a cooler, take out a bottle of soda—he opened it and took a swig, then put it back in the cooler. We reported it but no one did anything about it.
No...because that is racists... only whites can’t be free range!!
US Citizens that allow their children to play unsupervised in the local park are the scum of the earth! Parents that send their children to trek across central america, through Mexico and illegally across our borders are heros to be commended!
And the gods of the copybook headings with terror and slaughter return.
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