A simple solution for protective parents who wish to foster their children’s independence:
Katie, too, is tormented by the abduction monsters embedded in modern parenting. Yet she wants to encourage her daughter’s independence. “Somehow, walking to school has become a political act when it’s this uncommon,” she said. “Somebody has to be first.”
Come on, this really isn’t that hard:
1) Take a position on high ground somewhere in the middle with clean sight lines of the entire route.
2) Load a round into your .50 caliber rifle.
3) Take the lens covers off the scope.
4) Watch as your little girl walks off to school by herself.
In order to reduce the risk of any misunderstandings, it might be wise to give her a t-shirt that says “That red dot on your chest means my Daddy is watching.”