My husband was just informed by a police officer that he would call child protective services on us. He gave us a warning, this time.
We let him ride his bike outside in front of our house. In a residential neighborhood with dead-end streets.
Is it actually illegal to let a kid ride their bike outside?
I doubt it.
In the meantime, we live in a town with 60% fat kids. It appears that endangering a child’s life by sitting them in front of the TV with a bag of Sonic everyday is not considered child endangerment, though exercise and play is.
Never mind that this same officer likely rode his bike all freaking day long when he was growing up, and relished in the freedom and fun of it. Probably on this same street.
Back to the TV for you kid. It’s “safer.”
Visit Free Range Kids.
image from iamway2fat.