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Maryland Parents Investigated for Letting Children Walk Alone

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Montgomery County Child Protective Services visited the Meitiv family home in Silver Spring a few days before Christmas. They were worried about the family’s two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. The problem? The children had been seen walking home from the park unaccompanied by an adult.

Maryland Makes List of 10 Best Cities to Raise Children


Business Insider reports that findings from The Foundation for Child Development’s annual Child Well Being Index (CWI), a state-by-state comparison of children’s quality of life, places Maryland ninth in the nation for child welfare.

The index uses 28 indicators across seven categories to calculate overall child well-being.

Here’s what BI reports about the Free State:

“Maryland ranked #3 in Family Economic Well-Being, which measures children without health insurance coverage, family income, and parent employment. The state fared worst in Health Well-Being, which includes mortality rate, overweight and obese children, and children with functional limitations.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-11-best-states-to-raise-a-child-2012-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29#9-maryland-2#ixzz1kNmZlALo