A story that is a little old – but important non the less.
We have what seems to be a set of decent, hard working parents that love their kids. However, because they have a different set of expectations regarding the safety of those kids, they have found themselves on the wrong side of the law:
Two Maryland children who received national attention as so-called “free range kids” earlier this year because of their parents’ decision to let them roam alone were taken into custody again Sunday by Child Protective Services.
Danielle and Alexander Meitiv’s children, ages 6 and 10, were picked up by police on Sunday at around 5 p.m., and taken to Montgomery County Child Protective Services. A neighbor apparently saw the children walking alone and called 911 to report it. WTTG reported the children were walking about a third of a mile from home at the time.
At 5 I was walking to and from school. By 10 I had free range of multiple square miles of the town I grew up in.
These kids were less than 1/2 mile from home.