I'll Lock Up
- vancouver, canada
Yep, and in my case I carried a lot of that judgement into my twenties!^^^^^^
Had our parents known what my brother and friend and I, prepubescents all at that time, were doing with .22s when they were at work and we were at our after-school leisure, they would have skinned us alive.
I strongly argue against what has come to be called “helicopter parenting.” Kids gotta make their own mistakes and suffer the bumps and bruises that go along with that. But I also strongly argue against leaving firearms and ammunition readily accessible to children and others with child-like judgement.
I was raised by a single Mom who had to work the afternoon shift at the meat packing plant. She left right after I came home from school. My sister and I had to look after our infant brother. So the whole helicopter parenting thing did not apply in my case. I had to grow up quickly in terms of responsibilities but my judgement lagged behind some.