Mov­ing away not the an­swer to morn­ing may­hem

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - OPINION -

of shov­ing them out­side for the neigh­bors and un­lucky driv­ers to deal with. Let the kids play in­side at 8 a.m.

P.S. Some­times, be­ing nice to the neigh­bor kids and get­ting to know them one-on-one can make a chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tion bet­ter. It did for me. -- ALSO IN WASH­ING­TON

DEAR ABBY: In my neigh­bor­hood, the land­scap­ers ar­rive at 7 a.m. to mow, blow and edge. The racket wakes ev­ery­one. The an­swer for us was the white noise ma­chine our daugh­ter got us. Dur­ing a nap I use it be­cause garbage trucks and de­liv­ery vans make more noise than kids play­ing or the school bus. -- ANN FROM SUN CITY

DEAR ABBY: I called the po­lice be­cause of scream­ing chil­dren. Af­ter they came, I never heard the scream­ing again. Years ear­lier in another neigh­bor­hood, cops came to make kids stop the noise. I’ll re­peat what the of­fi­cer told me: “Ev­ery­one is en­ti­tled to peace.” -- MICHI­GAN READER

DEAR ABBY: There may be a lo­cal or­di­nance that there must be no noise be­fore 9 a.m. “Up­set” should check into this. -- CLAIRE IN NEW YORK

DEAR ABBY: In­dul­gent par­ents who fail to teach their chil­dren re­spect for oth­ers breed young adults who feel they’re never wrong about any­thing. You should have sug­gested the chil­dren be con­fined to their back­yard to burn off their en­ergy.

I’m rel­a­tively cer­tain other neigh­bors have been dis­turbed but are afraid to say any­thing. The re­tirees should ask around. Maybe if oth­ers share their an­noy­ance, they can ap­proach the mom as a group. -- DIF­FER­ENT OPIN­ION IN GEOR­GIA

DEAR ABBY: Chil­dren have a right to play out­side be­fore school, but play­ing un­su­per­vised in the street is a tragedy wait­ing to hap­pen. Also, why should peo­ple who have lived in their home for 31 years have to move? It doesn’t ap­pear they had prob­lems with other neigh­bors un­til that young fam­ily moved in. That mother should com­pre­hend that this is not just about noise, but also about her chil­dren’s safety. -- CARE­FUL IN CON­NECTI­CUT

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