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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Scatterbrained? What a load of crap. Lousy parents is more like it.

    Great parents put their children above all else and NEVER forget them in a car unattended...for ANY length of time. My mother never left me in a car (or any of my siblings). I lived with a woman who had children and she would never forget her children, no matter how busy she was. Never. Heck, I never forgot about them and they were not even my children.

    The only people who forget about their children left unattended in a car are lousy parents...period.

    And level of 'busyness' is no excuse whatsoever. Your children - especially if they are pre-school - should always be the most important thing in your lives and nothing should be able to make you 'scatterbrained' about them. Not your job, your friends, your health...nothing.
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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    This is why the new-ish (newer than when mine were infants), that infants and their infant seats have to be in the back seat is such a bad idea. It's much easier to not see and hence forget a quiet sleeping infant in the back seat, and usually an infant will fall asleep in a moving vehicle.
    Do you think more children would die from being left in the car than would die from being in the front seat in a serious car crash?

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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Midney View Post
    Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school
    In case it is absolutely clear:
    It's not the cars that killed these children, it's the parents and their absent mindedness.
    The article gives a couple other examples of children dying in hot cars, and it seems that in all those cases, no one intended on leaving their children in the cars, thinking it was safe. Rather, the parents simply forgot their children were in the car. Parents must take care of their child! MUST.
    People like that ought to be neutered.

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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

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    People like that ought to be neutered.
    Children have become an accessory, something you dress up and take selfies with. Like so many issues today my generation is just failing on the basics.
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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    I'd like to empathize more with the mother, but I really can't.

    I raised three kids, and never had a situation like this. Neither has anyone in my family. Nor has anyone I've known.

    I'm sorry, but she's a lousy parent - and she paid the price.

    I can't imagine her pain ...
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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I'd like to empathize more with the mother, but I really can't.

    I raised three kids, and never had a situation like this. Neither has anyone in my family. Nor has anyone I've known.

    I'm sorry, but she's a lousy parent - and she paid the price.

    I can't imagine her pain ...
    That's right; you can't.

    Instead of sitting in judgment, just thank God (or your lucky secularist stars if you prefer) that you don't know. You cannot imagine the suffering of a bereaved parent, much less one who bears responsibility for her child's death.

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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's right; you can't.

    Instead of sitting in judgment, just thank God (or your lucky secularist stars if you prefer) that you don't know. You cannot imagine the suffering of a bereaved parent, much less one who bears responsibility for her child's death.
    I feel for her pain.

    But I don't see this as luck.

    My kids never got left in cars, because I don't do that. It's that simple.

    This isn't the luck of someone running a red-light, or a plane crashing into your house.

    This is forgetting your child in a car, and it's statistically rare for good reason - because parents rarely do it!

    I honestly cannot guess what was on her mind that she could forget her kid all day?

    But regardless, I don't see how anyone cannot see her as negligent towards her child.
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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Who's said she wasn't negligent?

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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Who's said she wasn't negligent?
    Perhaps I misunderstood you.

    I thought you were attributing this to luck.
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    Re: Toddler dies in hot car as mom teaches inside school

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Great parents put their children above all else and NEVER forget them in a car unattended...for ANY length of time. My mother never left me in a car (or any of my siblings). I lived with a woman who had children and she would never forget her children, no matter how busy she was. Never. Heck, I never forgot about them and they were not even my children.

    The only people who forget about their children left unattended in a car are lousy parents...period.
    A very popular opinion of most of the parents this has happened to prior to it happening to them.

    After leaving child in car, 'that pain never goes away' - CNN.com

    Leaving a child in a car seems unfathomable to many. Isn't a child a caregiver's priority at all times? What kind of person just forgets? If you are quick to say, 'I could never,' consider that people who devote their lives to studying these incidents say that anyone of any age or profession is liable to do it. So are people who are educated and not, rich, poor or middle class, mothers as much as fathers. It happens more than one might think: about three to four times a month in the United States. Criminal charges can vary widely from case to case.

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