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America's worst mother - NYC
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This is Izzy the 9 year old sone of Lenore Skenazy a collumnist for the New York Sun. Anyway, the long and short of it is that Mum let Son ride the Subway home alone... shock horror... call the press!!! He'd actually wanted to for a while and so she agreed, then wrote about it in her collumn saying that “Times are back to 1963. It’s safe. It’s a great time to be a kid in the city.” So the British press got hold of this and played straight in to the fears of most Brits who beleive that New York is still the scummy robbing murdering city of the past... and as a result she's been entitled "America's worst Mum".

I have to say fairplay to her. I think we've super bubble wrapped our kids these days through our own fear which is usually fed by the local morning news. I can't actually remember the last time there was a burglary or car theft in my area let alone a home invasion or abduction... I did leave my favorit thermos coffee mug at the pool once and someone took it... does that count?

So is it really as bad as all that? I don't think so.

Cheers, Matt

p.s. Jez is still on the dark side of the moon, but he'll be back round soon.

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