Post # 1
This woman claims that children need hours of unsupervised play.
I am a teacher at a preschool, and at my school we have a HUGE fenced in playground area for the children to play in. And even with 4 teachers outside with about 35 children, we still have children who throw sand at each other and it gets in their eyes, kids who grab baseball bats and hit other kids, children climbing up the slides and getting hurt, children crashing into each other on the tricycles, children fighting and kicking each other….it can get very choatic at times. I can only imagine what would happen if they were unsupervised.
And this woman wants to open up a business where you pay her $350 per child to sit in a coffee shop drinking coffee while your kid plays around central park unsupervised.
This is asking for trouble, not to mention risking one of them to getting kidnapped or going home with strangers.
What do you bees think?
Post # 3
OMFG I would never ever think of putting my kids in this. WOW WTF are some people thinking.
Post # 4
@Katnisseverdeen: Isnt is crazy?!?!? This woman let her 9 year old son walk the streets on NYC alone!!! omg what is she thinking..she has major issues
Post # 5
The best part was where she said she would have her cell phone with her in case the kids needed her. It’s an 8 week “program” for the kids to play unsupervised.
To play devil’s advocate for a minute though- I do understand the need for kids to learn to handle conflict and issues that arise on the playground. I also remember when I was little we would play outside all the time by ourselves with no parents around.
But nowadays, it seems like pervs are all over and this is just an open invite for them to head to the kid buffet and pick up one or two.
I let my kids play at the school park by themselves but they are required to call me once they arrive and when they leave. The park is 5 blocks from our house. But my kids are older. I also don’t pay some twit $350 for that service.
Post # 6
It sounds weird but she’s got some good points – have you seen the show bubble wrap kids? They need some independence. I think this is more for the parents to learn to relax and let their kids grow up a bit.