Tania Lombrozo asks some important and provocative questions as she reports on new research that gets squarely to the issues of children in self-care.

“Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?”

She analyzes the elements in how people judge the actions of parents, finding in essence: “People don’t only think that leaving children alone is dangerous and therefore immoral. They also think it is immoral and therefore dangerous.”

Leaving children alone continues to be a vexing issue for parents – one that is already difficult enough  – without the judgement of those who are able to or choose to make different decisions.