What could cause a parent to forget that they put their child into the car with them?
So many children are dying because of neglect by the parents leaving them in a locked hot car. How is possible to forget a human being is traveling with you? Has this happened also in the winter?
I think if they tell someone they forgot the child was in the car, the majority of them are lying. People will say anything to try to avoid getting into trouble - not that it works, but they try. The easiest excuse for anything a person doesn't do is to say "I forgot". It happens at all times of the year and leaving a child in the car at any time is inexcusable. They have heat strokes in the summer, freeze in the winter, or can be kidnapped at any time of the year.
Stress, stress, and more stress. Quite often the children forgotten are under 6 months old. These are either new parents or parents who have spent the last 6 months sleepless while still trying to adjust to having a new human in their lives that they are completely responsible for. While I have never left a child in the car I did almost walk out of the house leaving my first child in the car seat next to the front door. Thankfully I didn't make it more than a couple steps from the door before I remembered but I can see how it happens. It's a very sad situation which I believe may stem from a lack of a support system to help relieve some of the stress caused by being a parent. I would love to know the statistics on if this usually happens to first born children. That would explain a lot.
Very compassionate response. I think that more and more parents are under deep stress related to having so much expected of them, as if having a child is a blip and they are expected to return to their regularly scheduled lives...especially mothers,
FYI: http://www.ggweather.com/heat/. Take a look at this. I am shocked to see that some of these are recorded as intentional. This info does not mention first born. I think we need to hear from those parents that have experienced such a tragic issue.
Leaving a child in the car is something I fail to understand about such parents, neglect for sure, your child should be your number one priority. No matter how stressful a parent's life can be it is most thoughtless forget a child in the car in any kind of weather it is such a lame excuse.
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