Can you justify leaving your child alone in a hotel room?

With the thought of Madeleine McCann in my head I shut the door to the hotel room and walk out leaving my son alone for the evening. Stupid. Irresponsible. Naive. Foolish. Thoughtless. Dangerous. Incomprehensible. Reprehensible? Or Justified and defendable.  Reasonable or at least supportable? Madeleine was 3. Max is 8. I left him on the […]

The Lost Boy

I lost Zak on Sunday. It wasn’t for long. But  he was gone. There was a carnival in the park. Several hundred people milling around and one lost child. If you have ever lost a child in public you will know that even a few seconds is terrifying. I try not to make a habit […]