Four-year-old boy OK after accident that happens once every seven days
I wonder what demographics tell us . . . from personal experience, West Valley
City children actually dare cars by fearlessly walking on or onto the road,
acting totally entitled. It's baffling to me. Children on the east side or
from nicer rural areas seem to care about their lives and remain on the
sidewalk. Yes, I'd agree with other comments made that parenting is a big
factor, if not the biggest factor, in attitude, educating children, and respect
for the law, physics, and human life.
This is pretty simple.Are you ready for this?.Moms need to Stop
running around All day long...It never ends. Run run run.Never any
down time to slow this life down.Pretty simple.
If the govement gets involved, that's communism. Better dead than Red I
Telling people to watch out for their own children is good, but while
you're at it, tell drivers to be safe when other people's children are
present as well. Tell them not to speed through parking lots, and not to pass a
parked car, without stopping, near an entrance to the mall which prevents you
from seeing who might be on the other side.As a young mother I
struggled between not wanting to be a "helicopter mom" and wanting to
help my children be safe. I thought if I could teach them to respond to voice
commands the way you might train a dog, it would help. One thing I tried was a
game I called "Stop and Go." We would hold hands and go when I said
"Go" and stop when I said "Stop." We especially did this in the
Mall parking lot. Once, with my four small children, one of my daughters ran
energetically up the sidewalk to where a car was parked, then darted in front of
it while another car was approaching speedily from behind. "Stop!" I
yelled; and she stopped, thankfully, just before the car sped past.
Re: Hutterite American Fork, UT"Parents need to start teaching their
children that the entire world is not their playground."Parents
can teach a 3-year old all day until the cows come home, the child will agree,
and the child will obey ..... right up until the instant he/she forgets. A
3-year old's brain just isn't developed enough to understand the
consequences when he wants the ball that has rolled under a car.The
answers are always easiest for adults who have never raised children.
First of all not everyone could afford a car with cameras and they wouldn't
be perfect anyway. Years ago I remember a Spot the Tot campaign. Basically it
told people to walk around the entire car before backing up if you have small
ones around or even pets that like to sleep under the shade of the car.
Parents MUST take care of their children!!! I live in Daybreak, about 4 blocks
from the temple, the house next to me have like 5 little kids, you will find
them playing and running around in the street all day!!!And I'm not
talking about playing in streets only, also pleople who's looking for kids,
you know?Fathers stop watching tv...Moms stop playing on facebook and take
care of your kids...NOW!
The government nothing. Parents need to start teaching their children that the
entire world is not their playground. Do not play near the cars. The street out
front is the exclusive domain of cars. You may not store your toys on, beside or
The government needs to mandate that all new vehicles come equipped with front
and rear facing cameras to cover the blind spots so that children don't