Discussion in 'Community Board' started by goofyintoronto, Mar 30, 2013.
What a wonderful Easter miracle! Prayers for his continued recovery.
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happy to hear this encouraging update.
This it is truly awful and I feel for those parents, my heart breaks.
Accidents can and do happen but there are many times that parents are not watching as closely as they should, we have a pool and many people are surprised that I still sit out there with the kids at different ages when they have friends over.
I think if WDW is going to have a pool open it should have lifeguards period!
I watched a drill at the Boardwalk Clown pool, the lifeguards did not know it was a drill but the response was quick and done very well.
Exactly. a 4 year old alone in a pool is insane. There's no debate, nothing Disney can do. Parents need to be parents.
Praise God that boy is OK! The news(and witness reports) said the family left the ship in their bathing suits, they were down at the pool when the accident happen.
Don't understand everyone rushing to blame the parents, it was an accident and accidents happen. Everyone makes mistakes, parenting mistakes too, we're all just lucky ours didn't end like this one. We lost DS at Disney Studios for maybe 3-4 minutes(seemed like forever) when he was 4 years old. DH went to drop the stroller off, me and DD waited at the attraction. I just looked away for a second and he darted off trying to follow DH. Thankfully, he was found right away by another Dad, but if there was a pool nearby, who knows what could've happen.
So happy the little boy is alive and well!!!!
This is our story Exactly except our son survived. I just posted about it on the other thread. I beg everyone to please be sensitive to these poor parents and I am glad to see he is now stable. Even if they did lose track of him it still makes this no less tragic
Most hotels do not have lifeguards at all. I applaud Disney for having them at their themed pools.
I think a sign stating there are no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk, is plenty. People need to take pool dangers seriously. No matter how hard we try, or how we wish it wasn't so, you can't protect people from themselves.
Thank you for the update!!
Most hotels dont have the volume of children in their pools.
My first reaction was one of horror...I can't imagine any parent having to deal with that. No pointing of fingers from me. BUT...parents do need to be responsible for their children. And if that little boy was, in fact, only 4?? And if the report that the parents came running with emergency people?? Then, obviously they weren't 'with' the little boy. Maybe they had left him with older siblings...I don't know. But I do know I have seen many,many young children, in pools by themselves, while the parents were elsewhere, paying little to no attention...especially if there were lifeguards present.
There is no way I am putting my child's life in the hands of a lifeguard. Yes, they do wonderful things and thank God they're there. But when you come right down to it?? I'll be in that pool grabbing my child. A lifeguard can't monitor every single child in that pool, at all times.
That's wonderful news. Here's hoping he continues to improve. I thought of that family while I was in church this morning!!
I like that the pools are pretty much open 24 hours per day, and would never expect Disney to have lifeguards on duty and for them to close their pools early. People need to take personal responsibility.
Note: This is not being non-empathetic, just reality that we all are responsible for our own actions and we should not hold anyone else responsible for them.
I agree that parents need to be responsible for their own children. I can think of slews of situations where kids can get hurt or worse if the parents don't pay attention. A pool isn't any different.
One child can drown in a pool as easily, if not easier, when there are only 2 others around instead of 20.
In fact, Disney has rules governing how old kids must be to be at the pool without an adult. If the adults are stupid enough to ignore that rule, than they are the ones with the problem, not Disney. There shouldn't be masses of kids at the pools without adult supervision.
Having been around kids and pools and slide n pools all of my life, I can totally get why they are concerned about the slide. Kids do CRAZY things on slides. Things that could cause way more injuries, not to just themselves, but to other kids minding their own business.
Yet you have no problem with people questioning WDW for "not doing their job" and providing 100% security service for kids? I feel for the parents, it must be horrible and no one deserves this.
Really? I said that?
Not that I can see.
Well you did have a problem with people questioning the parents, but didn't seem to have a problem with people questioning WDW, so yeah in my mind you sort of did imply that.
Pretty giant leap.
Not really. But we can disagree.
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