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Old 10-07-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Yes something bad might happen. And in this day and age, help can get you SUED.

I won't repeat how it does absolutely nothing to solve the underlying problem of a neglectful nanny since as far as you are concerned having a reason for being neglectful, since we don't know what might be going on in their little world, is just fine.


First solve the immediate problem. Otherwise, we won't have to worry about the underlying problem because the kid will be dead.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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First solve the immediate problem. Otherwise, we won't have to worry about the underlying problem because the kid will be dead.
This thread has been going on for days. I would say the immediate problem is long over.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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I think the police should be involved as everything else is falling on deaf ears. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't that the bus monitors job to stop traffic until children have safely crossed the street. If no monitors then maybe someone can talk to the bus driver into waiting a minute and an adult can cross him.

I would rather go out of my way and do something before something bad happens...
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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This thread has been going on for days. I would say the immediate problem is long over.
I don't think so since OP says it happens every day, the child is still doing it and today is a school day.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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As a matter of fact OP started this thread yesterday. I'm sure the problem has not been solved in less than 36 hours.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Oh gosh does this sentiment make me sad.
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I think you and others are completely over-complicating the issue. "Call the cops! Call the school! Video Tape him!" Seriously? How about, help the cross the street?

Oh I know. Something bad may happen, so we don't want to put our necks on the line for anyone else. Sad.
Oh, hush Mother Teresa!

No one is saying the mother's shouldn't get involved, they are involved. Re-read the OP. Physically grabbing a running, out of control kid is seriously dicey. That's just a fact.

I never said call the cops, I said call the cops who specialize in educating kids.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Yes something bad might happen. And in this day and age, help can get you SUED.
So because you might get sued you wouldn't step in and grab the little guy's hand if it looked like he was going to dart out in traffic?

I would. In a heartbeat. Sue me all you like. If I knew I saved the child from getting run over by an F150 I'd say it was worth it. (I must be missing something here.)
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Oh, hush Mother Teresa!

No one is saying the mother's shouldn't get involved, they are involved. Re-read the OP. Physically grabbing a running, out of control kid is seriously dicey. That's just a fact.

I never said call the cops, I said call the cops who specialize in educating kids.
I am far from Mother Teresa and I don't think the act of helping a child cross the street and preventing him from getting hit is saint worthy.

I understand perfectly what kind of involvement is being advised here. It's the "I don't want to get my hands dirty" type.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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So because you might get sued you wouldn't step in and grab the little guy's hand if it looked like he was going to dart out in traffic?

I would. In a heartbeat. Sue me all you like. If I knew I saved the child from getting run over by an F150 I'd say it was worth it.
This is what I think too.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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So because you might get sued you wouldn't step in and grab the little guy's hand if it looked like he was going to dart out in traffic? )
Of course I would. The point I am making is that Margaritee(??) is insistent that there is no reason on the planet that the OP should not just take over the problem herself. This is a stupid idea, in my opinion.
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