Friday, March 22, 2013

Books so far

I didn't read Discipline without Distress or Hold me Tight (for Jan & Feb). I tried, but I just couldn't get into either of them.

So far in March, I've re-read the Hunger Games trilogy and V is for Vengeance. I've also started re-reading Anne of Green Gables. It's what I've been doing on the bike at the YMCA.

My scheduled March book is Grace-Based Parenting. I might order it, or I might just read Anne. :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Leaving kids unattended

I was recently having a conversation with another mom at kindergarten about leaving kids in the car or at home. Because neither of us had any clue what the rules are, I called the Prior Lake Police Dept and asked.

These are the guidelines the officer gave me:

In the car: use best judgement. There are no laws, but don't be dumb.

At home: per child protection services rules.
0-7-- never
8-9-- 2 hrs
10-14-- 12 hrs
14-17-- 24 hrs

No babysitting until age 12.

I just thought it was interesting.