I Left My Kids Alone In The Car. That Doesn’t Make Me A Monster


Is it ever okay to leave your kids in the car while running errands?

I have written many times about kids being left in cars.

A young boy in my town was left in a car, by accident, on a hot day. He died. He was two. My son was two at the time and that story has resonated in my soul for the last four years since the accident happened. Because of that, I have long had very strict views when it comes to kids and cars. I don’t judge scenarios where forgetting a child ended in tragedy. I know that the human brain is flawed, that we are fallible, and that a change in routine can lead to dire consequences.

I also feel pretty strongly that young kids shouldn’t be left in cars. At all. Ever.