Don’t Leave Kids Alone: State Lawmakers Target Parents
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they left kids alone at home or in a car now have more than a 'tsk, tsk' to worry about in Rhode Island. State lawmakers are debating a bill that would punish parents for leaving a child under 7 years old alone in a car. They've also proposed legislation to ban kids under 10 from being home alone and some preschoolers from going outside for recess in freezing weather.