08 Sep '11, 12pm

Mom Could Be Jailed For Letting Child Bike To School | Care2 Causes

What kind of backward town do they live in? We are flooded in the media with messages about encouraging our kids to get exercise to combat childhood obesity; bike riding is a good way, yet this town thinks it's child neglect for a mother to let her 10 year old ride her bike to/from school? I live in an urban area and I see kids as young as 5-6 standing waiting for the school bus or walking by themselves all the time. I cringe at the sight because these kids often cross the street erratically, not to mention are sometimes standing/waiting before sunrise. My son is 13 and it's only been a year since I've let him walk to/from the bus stop without me somewhere nearby. I almost put a stop to it when he told me that he'd seen his absentee father drive past the bus stop and speak to him. Now that the new school year has started, my son is at a different bus stop and so it's unlik...

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