Thursday, October 6, 2011

Signs everywhere

There are signs for things everywhere. No parking, No soliciting, No smoking. They encourage or prevent and create all sorts of situations.Some are Funny some are very important and some are just plain Stupid.

Today while driving home I saw THIS in Rhode Island. I live directly behind a school.It's a high school and a really slow street. we only have maybe 8 houses on our street.However lots of teens drive to school now.they whip around before and after hours. On many occasions our neighbors have alerted us that Sam has run into the street. We watch him. Our yard is fenced. 95% of the time he wont leave the yard and he is never alone outside. However, Sammy is fast! really fast. He can and often does get out. A sign alerting these teens to him might help them slow down. Maybe we can educate at least one of them? It's no different from a Deaf Child sign or Children at Play sign...right?

What do you think. Would you put a sign in front of your house for your child?


  1. I too have an 8 year old boy on the spectrum, but don't think I would put a sign up to tell the world just because I'm not one for putting labels on him. I understand the fear that would drive a decision like that though. Thanks for your comment and breakfast ideas over at my blog!

  2. I dont know if any signs are going to slow the kids driving to and from school down, even the one you saw. Most probably wouldn't understand what it meant or care unfortunately.


  3. I'm not sure those signs are actually effective in slowing drivers down, teen or not. I think I would seriously consider it if I were in your situation. But I think in the end I would agree that advertising my child's situation isn't something I'd want to do. Ultimately, it's up to us as parents to protect our children as best we can. Sounds like you're doing an awesome job.

    Thanks for a thought-provoking post on #CommentDay.


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