The Playdate Dilemma
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|Wed, 01-09-2013 - 8:25am|
Your child has a met a new friend at school and is invited over for a playdate. Before you let him go, do you have your list of questions ready for the other child’s parent?
Will you ask if they have guns in the home? If they drink alcohol? If they do drugs?
While discussing whether the names and addresses of people owning gun permits should be published in a newspaper, which recently happened in a suburb north of New York City, Donny Deutsch of TODAY’s Professionals said it was OK for the newspaper to print it because it’s public information that people, especially parents, want to know.
“I’ve got two little girls at home. And I would like to know if they are going on a playdate at house with a gun. I would like to know that it is properly locked up,” Deutsch said.
But when asked if Deutsch would ask the parents about owning guns on his own, Deutsch said he wouldn’t.
Interesting topic. Do you ask if there are guns in the home when bringing your child to a playdate? What questions do you ask?