Children left in cars:

As we all know, Being a mom can be extremely mentally exhausting, as we have to function in so many capacities, and situations that require our attention all at the same time. That said be EXTRA vigilant about the smaller children. To often we hear about these situations and always say " how could that parent be so careless"?? Truth is it can happen to any of us. These parents are doing the same things you and I do on a daily bases and in MOST cases these unfortunate incidents are not necessarily a result of lack of good parenting. A good tip is to leave your wallet or purse next to your child's care seat. Or perhaps set a 15 min reminder on your phone when your toddler is in the car. I can't even imagine having to live with such a tragedy. This type of thing happens unfortunately VERY often.

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    05/27/14
    I honestly don't think I would forget either. I just can't imagine. But I could see how something like a change of schedule might breed way for that. For example, I usually drop the kids off in the morning, but occasionally my husband does, and because that isn't a part of his normal morning routine I constantly remind him to check check check. In cases like that I could see how it's possible. I do however think that SOME of it IS careless parenting, but not all cases.
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      05/27/14
      Britt D-Z
      I never leave my kids in a vehicle unless my fiance is with them. And we leave the car running with the appropriate ac or heat on, again WITH MY FIANCE with them. Otherwise they come with me, even if it is just taking my oldest the twelve feet to the door for drop off for his weekly group therapy (he is global aphasic). I will post my story when I was a hero for a day in regards to this topic.
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      05/27/14
      Britt D-Z
      https://moms.com/post/291886/children-in-cars-alo…

      My real, 100% true story. Just posted.
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