They say parenting has become a lot easier during this decade. In fact, parents barely have to interact with their kids; thanks to TV and iPads that act as babysitters nowadays. However, standards are now stricter for raising children than they were just 10 years ago. Changing social conventions and safety issues are all reasons for this change in standard. Keep reading to find out 5 things your parents did while raising that would land them in jail today.
5. Going outside alone
Remember going out to the supermarket alone for groceries, or to the neighbors’ house for cookies? Most of us walked home from school every day without any problems. But today? Increased risk of being kidnapped and other safety issues make the idea of being outside alone almost unthinkable. In fact, it can even get you into legal trouble. For instance, a Maryland couple were taken into custody after their children, ages 6 and 10 were walking home from a nearby park. Earlier this year, a dad was arrested because he let his 8-year-old son walk home a mere mile from school. Most parents cannot imagine letting their children out of sight for even a minute nowadays.