For watching three kids while they wait for the school bus, Lisa Snyder faces charges of operating an unlicensed child care home. The Middleville, Michigan woman agreed to help her neighbors who have to leave for work before the bus comes. The stop happens to be in front of Snyder’s house.
Someone complained to the Michigan Department of Human Services, which told Snyder to get a license or face charges.
Jonathan Turley gets sarcastic in The Menace in Middleville.
Mother Mindy Rose insisted that she is a “friend.” Really Mindy? Or are you just one more enabling parent who is encouraging these types of opportunistic, predatorial acts of kindness. Do you think that block parties and other scourges of society just happen, Mindy? No, it starts with parents like you and Snyder, the child watcher.
Are all babysitters licensed in Michigan? What about licenses for moms who host play dates?
In my day, elementary students walked or biked to school with their friends or alone. In junior high and high school, the bus stop was a kids-only zone. I’m not sure it was any safer then, but parents were more trusting.