Topic: 50 Yards Away
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May 7th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Banned-coughburp coughburp is offline
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I just fail to see the relevance in the measure of distance between the hotel room, the children and the parents. The only thing the story should read is "paren't leave young children unsupervised and 3 year old is missing". How far away the restaraunt was does not matter, they left 3 children, the oldest a 3 year old ALONE! For children that age you should never be outside a distance where the children can be clearly heard and reached. Anything can happen! The children could have woken up and been scared, they could have gotten into something and hurt themselves, they could have fallen off the bed, or they worst case scenario which did happen! 40 yards? Well, they might as well have been in a different country. They left their children unsupervised and therefore failed to protect them.[/b]

^ totally agree

However I do think part of this is cultural in thinking this practice is ok. In other European countries, I remember the story of parents who leave the children in their buggies outside the restaurants while they go inside and eat...[/b]
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