easy to be critical

sometimes it is easy to be critical of people and this is made much easier when there are the crazy high profile cases of neglect but there is an interesting article here that raises questions on leaving children home alone over holiday periods.
there is another question that needs answering…..can we do any more to help both the young people and the parents? ….and a few more questions….Who should be the ones to help? Should parents have a greater legal responsibility? What is an appropriate age? am sure there are many more questions!