Katherine - posted on 05/27/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
A woman was thrown IN JAIL in California for letting her 5 and 6 year old walk a mile to the store by themselves. Now I'm not a helicopter mom, but a MILE???
It obviously wasn't neglect, but come on!!! Use some common sense!
There is also a free-range movement: http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/
I personally would NOT have done it, but I also don't think she should have gone to jail.