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Old 03-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #11
sam_gordon
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Originally Posted by goofyintoronto View Post
Of course there's empathy and compassion. You'd have to be heartless not to feel it. But I think we're all just trying to remind parents to be extra careful with your kids while on vacation.
The thing is accidents can happen at any time. I wonder, everyone who is criticizing these parents, at what age do you not have to watch your kid 24/7/365? With a 9 year old child, while I don't think I'd leave the pool area, I might be reading or watching something else. I think it's in very poor taste to criticize the parents.

However, if the report is correct and the child was only 4, not only should the parents not leave the pool area, one (or a responsible adult) should be in the pool with the child. I think there's more to the story. I don't see anyway a parent leaves a 4 year old at a pool without an adult (or at least older child) to watch out for them.

For me, my child would need to be ~7 to be in the water without an adult in the water. Probably 10-12 before I let them go to the pool unattended.
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