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Old 10-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #11
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I was very active in my daughters school activities. They have two levels of parent participation, one that required a general background check, and that was with supervised contact, meaning I had to be in the direct supervision of a school employee. The second higher level was fingerprint level, and that was unsupervised level.


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If I saw somebody dumped their 11 yr. old daughter off in a parking lot, I believe they'd hear my voice. I can't say for certain sure, but it is likely.

One of the greatest tragedies in life is that children cannot pick their parents.


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And what happened to parents watching their kids play and cheering them on in sports, rather than just dumping them off? Most of the time parents are plugged into their phone or tablet from what I've seen when the do show up.

On a side note, just got a notification today about a complaint about inappropriate contact between a teacher and student at my kid's high school. Teacher already resigned. No one named yet, but sure to be in the paper tomorrow. So you think dropping an 11 year old is safe? Nope.
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I think it is sad that a parent enrolls their kids in sports, and do not take the time to cheer them on. IS SPORTS THE NEW BABY SITTER?
If I don't have time to watch, do the kids have time to play?

I would rather have a scholastic child I have time for than a sports "baby sitted" kid.

Now, on the sex of the child...
If you have a boy, you watch one boy. If you have a girl, you watch all the boys.
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My wife worries about things like that. I don't. When I was a kid, I would leave the house in the morning and be home before dark. I spent days fishing, exploring, playing. Nothing bad ever happened. Nowadays little kids have cellular telephones.
I was treated the same way as kid but those were different times. It was very seldom a car passed that we didn't know who it was by the sound of the engine. On top of that one of us was related to anyone we might encounter. We would take off on horseback through the woods without a plan. We would ride to a country store, to find friends that had something going on.

Today the same roads can be dangerous for adults. Todays cars handle better. People drive much faster than ever. Plus many people have no respect for children and pets. The country store is run by Asians that don't care about anyones kids but their own. I am glad my children grew up before this area did.
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My 11 year old daughter is playing volleyball for her school team this fall, this is my first time with school sports since it was me 30 plus years ago.

There are only 9 girls on the team and the school has no bus(private school). Since I am off work with my bum shoulder I have been able to attend every game.

Two Saturdays ago we meet at the school for an away game, we are going to follow the coach to the game. We are sitting in the parking lot and cars start rolling up and unloading girls and leaving. It turns out that I am the only parent besides the coach heading to the game. So I end up hauling 4 11-13 year old girls to the game 30 miles away. This is not a problem I have the room, I am going anyway.

Last Saturday our game is at the YMCA we get there 45 min early as instructed and 2 of the girls are already there. The coaches are not there yet. The 2 girls were dropped off and left there by themselves.

Am I an insane overprotective parent for wanting to know who my kid is riding with, or that there is an adult coach around before I will drop her off somewhere.

Again I have the advantage of being off work during this so I can be there, but I just can't imagine dumping my kid off on a coach or other parent without at least a rough idea what is going on. Even if I have to get to work.

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If you think for a minute that I would let my granddaughter get in a car with you, or any other person not known to me or her mother, you are out of your mind. By the same token, you opened yourself up to all sorts of possible trouble by transporting these females without having an adult witness known to you along for the ride.

Their children are not your responsibility.

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Leave an 11 year old without seeing them in the care and custody of a responsible adult? An 11 year old girl? No way in HELL! Sorry- did not mean to yell. Do these idiots ever watch the news?
^^^^agree^^^^^
Absolute, irresponsible stupidity
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My daughters are only three right now, but I personaly dont even like my 9yo son to go to the restroom by himself at a restaurant. Not because I dont trust him, because I dont trust anyone else. Im only 25 and when I was a kid my parents let me do as I wanted within reason and they made me call them when I got to my destination. And I had to call and ask to go anywhere else. I personally couldn't do that to one of my children.
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If you think for a minute that I would let my granddaughter get in a car with you, or any other person not known to me or her mother, you are out of your mind. By the same token, you opened yourself up to all sorts of possible trouble by transporting these females without having an adult witness known to you along for the ride.

Their children are not your responsibility.
That was what I was asking, I wouldn't either. My Dad was with me and my daughter too. This is the only game my ex wasn't able to attend, I found out she ended up transporting part of the team a couple of times too.

As for being there I have been to all of them, my ex missed 1, and even my mother has been to all but one of them. Some of the parents I have never seen, a couple of mothers have been almost all them. One father makes all of the Sat games and some of the later weeknight games. I don't get not being there to cheer them on.
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Leave an 11 year old without seeing them in the care and custody of a responsible adult? An 11 year old girl?

No way in HELL!

Sorry- did not mean to yell. Do these idiots ever watch the news?
You bring an interesting story to mind. I've known this guy for years. Seemed like a nice guy. He was a little lax in his work habits, but find a workplace that doesn't have someone like that. Staunch supporter of Rush and the Republican Party. Hated Obama with a passion. In other words, except for Rush, we had a lot in common. We never became close friends outside his workplace, but I always made it a point to talk to him. He got arrested last week. He was arrested for 50 counts of possession of child pornography. The local SO and the FBI were in on the investigation and arrest.

Realistically, he was never in a position to have unaccompanied access to my granddaughter, but when I told my daughter about the arrest her first words were, "You're kidding me. I never would have thought that of him." That concerned me, but she reassured me that the only male that would ever have unaccompanied access to her daughter is the sperm donor, and even he wouldn't have it if it wasn't for the court order.


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