Caitlin - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
We recently had our second child. Today, we both had to be in town for errands, so I took the new baby (because i'm breastfeeding) and he took our 16 month old daughter and went to do his errands. An hour later, we meet back up to head home and he tells me that a security guard came up to him to find out what was going on because he was changing her dirty diaper in the men's bathroom. Apparently a student (his errand was at school - university) reported a man MOLESTING a small child in the washroom. The security guard almost called the cops on him, asking him how he could prove it was really his child and that he wasn't hurting her. Really?
So I guess this would be my question: Do you feel that the current paranoia over sexual predators is actually DISCOURAGING fathers from taking a more active role in parenting?