Parents Who Let Kids Walk Alone to Appeal Charges in Their Neglect Case

Parents Who Let Kids Walk Alone to Appeal Charges in Their Neglect Case

This is how absurd our government has become: parents have come under investigation by the authorities for having had the audacity to allow their children to walk home from a park alone. The children and parents both claim that the move was aimed at teaching kids life skills- not simply neglectfulness- but still, authorities are pursuing the parents for not raising their children in the official, state-approved fashion. CBS reports on the developments:


A Maryland couple says Child Protective Services will keep a file on them for five years after they let their children walk home from a park without an adult.

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv told local news outlets that despite learning in a letter last week that they’ve been found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect, they’ll still let their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter walk by themselves. They plan to appeal the finding.

Officials began investigating in December when police officers picked up the children walking back to their Silver Spring home. The couple says they’re teaching self-reliance.

Officials declined to comment on the case, but say an unsubstantiated finding is made when there’s some information supporting child neglect, seemingly credible reports disagree or there isn’t enough information for a conclusion.

Nobody wants children to be neglected or unnecessarily placed in harm’s way; however, we are facing two problems here:

1) We are raising a generation who are removed from the concept of self-reliance and,

2) We are in peril of allowing government to tell us how to raise our children.

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