Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Child Abuse?

On the PM Scanner Traffic Wednesday, I posted a “child abuse” complaint. Seems someone had left children in a vehicle while shopping at the Hayden WalMart. A deputy was called to the scene. Now, I know that things are way different today than when I was a kid. But my mom used to leave us kids in the car while she ran in for groceries or some other shop. All. The. Time. I suppose she didn't want to be bothered by us asking for something. Or she might have wanted a few moments of solitude from all our noise. I didn't consider it child abuse then — and, depending on the age of the children, I don't consider it to be so now. What do you think?

Question: Is it child abuse to leave children in a car while a parent(s) shops in a store?

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here