Children are taken from their parents because they are obese. Parents are arrested for letting their kids play outside alone. Sledding and swaddling is banned. From games, to school, breastfeeding to daycare, the overbearing bureaucratic state keeps getting between kids and their parents.
The state intervening in decisions that used to be up to parents is commonplace today. Whether to allow children to go un-chaperoned to the local pizza shop, what drinks or food can get sent to school, whether to breast or bottle feed babies were all choices that used to be left to you and me. Not anymore. Now the state’s safety, hygiene and health regulations rule, and its judgment might not coincide with yours.
No Child Left Alone will explore the growing problem of an intrusive and interfering state breathing down the necks of average parents just trying to do the best they can for themselves and their families.
As a mom to four kids, I have come to know the intrusions of the nanny state first hand. I should be used to it, but I’m not. Instead, all the government-mandated parenting gets under my skin. And I’m not alone. No Child Left Alone will highlight the problem while shining a light on those parents fighting to take back control over their families.