Precisely my point. You do not care. Neither do the parents of these little girls.[/quote]
Ok, I'll try again:
When I had kids who were growing up I CARED just a whole friggin bunch. We knew where ours kids were and what time they WOULD be home (they had no choice here unless they phoned and we ok'd it with other parents).
We attended school functions, took an active part in school stuff, helped with homework, worried about exams along with the kids, took them camping, karate classes with us, tried to give them enough street smarts and general knowledge so they wouldn't be completely euchered when they left home. Told them about "bad" people, how to develop a 6th sense, to be aware of their surroundings. All the stuff "good parents" are supposed to do, we did, in spades.
At the same time we didn't accept back talk or bull****. Sometimes we believe we were a bit too strict.....but: We were open and honest about everything we did and knew about. Make sense??
As a result, (maybe), our kids grew up with a sense of responsibilty, a sense of loving and being loved, a sense of protectiveness and of being protected. They all have decent jobs and great families, and they know they can come home if they need to.
So, my point was, we did our jobs as parents and loved every minute of it. I can't control the fact that maybe other parents don't, and resent the fact that my tax dollars pay for the results of poor child rearing. But that's life.
I resent the fact that certain parents let their kids run wild in the streets and impose no dicipline until the kids are older, causing them to go live on the streets. How they dress, how they speak, what they do: Nope. Sorry. Can't help. Don't care.
Make out of that what you will.