'Free-Range' Kids Taken Into CPS Custody After Unattended Trip to Park
Two Maryland parents are under investigation again after police found their children alone in a park yesterday.
Police picked up Danielle and Alexander Meitiv's children on Sunday for the second time in four months. The children, a 6-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, were taken directly to CPS, instead of being dropped off at home.
Last month, the parents were found guilty of "unsubstantiated" child neglect after a two-month investigation by CPS. The probe stemmed from an incident in which the two kids were found walking home from a park alone.
At the time, their parents said they would still allow their children to walk to the park alone, despite the ruling in the case.
"Parenting in every other generation involves letting your kids learn independence and not only letting them learn it, helping them," Danielle Meitiv argued during a "Fox and Friends" appearance in January. "Helping them learn independence and resilience and courage. And that's not going to happen if we're watching them all the time."
Kennedy weighed in on "Shepard Smith Reporting," stating that the kids were just simply "playing and having a good time" in the park.
"Society watches a little too closely," she said. "Free-range parenting [resonates] with a lot of folks across the land, because they want to tell their neighbors and the police, 'Don't tell me how to raise my kids.'"
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