Using the Park for Child Care: It's Not Okay

This child, every child, deserves better. She deserves to be somewhere she can be free and looked out for, where she can learn to be independent but be protected at the same time. It's not a joyful, free range childhood thing to be sitting alone in a park all day long. It's lonely. And it doesn't have to be that way. There are always options: neighbors to trade child care with, summer day camps with scholarship programs, relatives to prevail upon, extra money to be made somehow to pay for child care. It's what millions of low-income women do all the time. They figure out ways to protect their kids and make a living at the same time.

I'm not judging. I'm just saying. There's more here than meets the eye, in more ways than one.



Jan Wilberg



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