I went to the Toy Shop today to look for a present, and the police where there
They were questioning a child about 6 who'd apparently been in the shop for about an hour.
The shop keeper has had enough of people leaving their kids at the shop while they go about their business.
I felt so sorry for the child and the shop keeper. The poor kid looked ready to burst into tears even thought the cops were being gentle
I left without the present, and went back after work- the cops had taken the child with them as the parents/guardians hadn't returned within an hour.
Now I don't know the facts about THIS child, but this is apparently is regular occurrence with some kids/families
I asked the *Mike* if he had a working with children check and he said he does so that he can go to school functions with his kids, but it's not a requirement for him or any employees. (I don't think it should be I was just being a sticky nose).
I am fairly free range with my kids, but this sort of shook me a bit