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Debra Harrell

Most Americans Think 9-Year-Olds Shouldn't Play At Parks Alone. But, Why?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents

This summer, there have been multiple reports of parents being charged as criminals for leaving kids at parks, in cars or around in the neighborhood. ...

Sometimes It Takes A Village, Except When It Shouldn't

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

The bystander in Ms. Harrell's story seems to have skipped the parent-to-parent moment. Instead, Ms. Harrell's story opens a whole vortex of parenting worry I had never even considered -- the meddling stranger.

Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked Was Not Fired (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

UPDATE: July 25 -- Robert Phillips, Harrell's lawyer, confirmed Friday that Harrell was never fired. He wrote in an email that McDonald's told him and...

Woman Raising Money For Mother Arrested For Leaving Her Daughter At The Park

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices

A South Carolina mother was arrested for "unlawful conduct" earlier this month after leaving her daughter in a park while working at a nearby McDonald...

An Important Conversation About The Mom Arrested For Leaving Her Kid At A Park

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents

On July 1, Debra Harrell had a choice: She could either bring her 9-year-old daughter to work at McDonald's with her, or she could bring her to a near...