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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I read it as though your MIL was saying the mother of the abducted child wasn't doing their job properly, ....and she was happy she had a good daughter in law in you, as you would be more responsible and keep a closer eye on your child.

    ---- I feel for the mum in Wales. But who lets their 5 year old play out the front of their house unsupervised nowdays?
    My whole family :/
    Theyre 5 ffs, at 5 i wont be sitting outside either.

    We check from the window regularly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    My whole family :/
    Theyre 5 ffs, at 5 i wont be sitting outside either.

    We check from the window regularly
    Exactly! Why should we have to live in fear of child murderers?? I don't believe that my kids are unsafe when they play outside at my mum's house where there is no front fence (country town, huge block so DS doesn't actually play near the front).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Exactly! Why should we have to live in fear of child murderers?? I don't believe that my kids are unsafe when they play outside at my mum's house where there is no front fence (country town, huge block so DS doesn't actually play near the front).
    We have to live in fear of child murderers because they exist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    We have to live in fear of child murderers because they exist...
    I think a bigger threat comes from behind closed doors. Most victims of child abuse and murder are (were) known to their abusers/killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    We have to live in fear of child murderers because they exist...
    But they break into locked houses, with guard dogs and kill babes in their sleep too. What should we do? Live in cells?

    The reality is that perps are often known to the victim - they are friends, family, mothers, fathers, neighbours etc...

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    I probably would have read that message the same as you did BRV, my mil makes strange observations/compliments etc.

    It is awful that people immediately jump to "bad mother" comments. I was disgusted at comments on fb the other day about the mother of the little boy with downs syndrome, who was thankfully found alive and well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    I think a bigger threat comes from behind closed doors. Most victims of child abuse and murder are (were) known to their abusers/killers.
    I think there is also a statistic about the biggest perpetrators of violence against children being their mothers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    I think there is also a statistic about the biggest perpetrators of violence against children being their mothers too.
    No, that's not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    But they break into locked houses, with guard dogs and kill babes in their sleep too. What should we do? Live in cells?

    The reality is that perps are often known to the victim - they are friends, family, mothers, fathers, neighbours etc...

    <img src="images/smilies/no.gif" border="0" alt="" title="No" smilieid="40" class="inlineimg"
    Well let's not offer up our kids on a silver platter to pervs by leaving them alone, unsupervised, at 5 years old in a front yard where anyone can grab them!

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    It's a small country town, some don't think it's weird or negligent to let her play outside nearby house.
    I do think the mil's comments were odd, a compliment but a weird one!


 

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