Dr. Sarnecka and her colleagues summarized the findings this way: “People don’t only think that leaving children alone is dangerous and therefore immoral. They also think it is immoral and therefore dangerous.”


    As one mother put it to me, “I don’t know if I’m afraid for my kids, or if I’m afraid other people will be afraid and will judge me for my lack of fear.” In other words, risk assessment and moral judgment are intertwined.

Easy to come across interesting articles and rage-inducing articles, but rare to come across one that is both of those and so goddam important. The kids in my neighborhood aren't even allowed to wait for the bus by themselves--to get bussed to a school that is 0.7 miles away. Sick.

posted by kleinbl00: 135 days ago