Parent watching from window cited for ‘inadequate supervision’

Parent watching from window cited for ‘inadequate supervision’

A Chicago mother let her three kids, ages 11, 9 and 5, play in a small park next to her Ukrainian Village apartment. She watched them from the window, but a passerby, seeing no parent, called child and family services, who then cited the mother for child neglect. Specifically it’s called “inadequate supervision.” That’s what happened to Natasha Felix two years ago, and she’s still dealing with the aftermath. And it’s a story that’s become all too familiar around the country when it comes to parents giving their kids a little space and responsibility. Chicago Tribune’s Bonnie Miller Rubin wrote about Felix’s story. She joins us with more on this case and what it says about parenting in the 21st century.