Should Boys Pee Alone In Public?

As a mom of 2 boys, it’s always an awkward moment if Mo has to use the bathroom while we’re out running errands.

Obviously, if Bronson has to go, I take him in the ladies bathroom.

Mo is 7, and likes to be independent.

Normally, if it’s a single stall bathroom that locks, I let him go in by himself while I stand guard outside the door.

If it’s a multiple stall in an unfamiliar public place, then I take him in the ladies bathroom with me.

He doesn’t mind. He is very leery of strange places and people so he seems to welcome my presence.

This is often a big debate for moms of boys though. You want them to be independent, but you also wanna ensure their safety.

This article might make you think twice though…

An incident involving the alleged sexual assault of an 11 year-old child at a shopping mall in Santa Clarita has resulted in an investigation by the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

On Monday, at about 4:00PM, October 17, 2011, the boy was inside a public restroom located in the food court area of the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall (24201 West Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355) when he was allegedly sexually assaulted by a stranger. 

After the boy and suspect left the restroom, the father confronted the suspect in the courtyard of the food court, and a physical altercation ensued. The suspect ran away in the direction of the Transit Center across the street. He most likely used public transit to leave the scene. 

Sheriff’s detectives have identified the suspect as a 25 year-old White male. He is 5’07,” 255 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

He should have visible injuries to his face, as a result of his fight with the victim’s father. 

These stories are always a huge reminder that there are so many sick individuals in the world.

These idiots who prey on children are disgusting.

Use extra caution when it comes to the public restrooms.

There is nothing wrong with being too careful.

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