Friday, June 9, 2017

Augusta father ordered to take parenting class after 2-year-old nearly drowns in Kennebec River


The problem with being a parent in Maine these days is that if you are not perfect in almost every way, the state will be all over you when they are no better and often much worse for the kid than the imperfect parent.
An Augusta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child in connection with an incident last September in which his 2-year-old son ended up floating facedown in the Kennebec River. 
More >> Augusta father ordered to take parenting class after 2-year-old nearly drowns in Kennebec River
Although this incident COULD HAVE ended in a horrible tragedy and as parents we do have to be vigilant and on on top of things with your kid, I don't believe for a minute that this father is guilty of anything more than making a mistake.

Of course if incidents like this happened like 5 times in the family then there may be a problem.

Of course if the police reports indicated that the father was falling over drunk or overdosing on heroin at the time of the incident then there may be a problem.  But this guy is guilty of nothing more than making a mistake.  He fucked up in other words and the perfect people would want to hang him for it.  It's prone to happen at least once in every parents life.   I'm sure even the most self-righteous perfect parents among us have experienced that near death moment as a parent when your kid runs out into the middle of the street.  You turn your head for one second and your kid has taken off in a busy mall.  They won't admit it, but something can happen to them too.

Kids are fast.  Give the guy a break.


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