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Fatal Distraction- Required Reading

I am in the communications business, and I have read, watched and listened closely to countless news stories, worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and yet have never been moved by a story more than this one from the Washington Post. It’s called Fatal Distraction and chronicles the lives of parents who have suffered the tragedy of losing a child who was forgotten in the car. It should be required reading for all parents, and especially for anyone who judges parents. Read it when you have the time to devote to it, and read the whole thing.

One comment

  1. Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the article link – it was incredibly moving. I have seen other articles on this subject that referenced good suggestions on prevention of this exact scenario that I really took to heart: Put your purse / lunch / computer / briefcase – anything – in the back seat next to your child! This will hopefully force you to look in that backseat before walking away from your car! And I also make this suggestion to Grandparents if / when they are transporting my kids too.

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