4. Leaving the kids in the car
We all know it is extremely dangerous to leave a child in a car for hours in hot weather. Even a few minutes in a hot car can be fatal for small children. On the other hand, many of us were left alone for a minute or two in a car (on a cold day of course) while our mom or dad made a quick stop to the ATM. Doing this anywhere today can get you arrested and charged with neglect or child endangerment. And there’s a huge list of parents and caretakers who have faced charges after leaving their children alone in cars for short periods of time. Even leaving a toddler in a car for 5 minutes during winter can get you arrested for child endangerment.