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Am I the only one who's warning bells are going off all over the place?!?!?!

I live in NYC and give to panhandlers all the time, however in no circumstances would I allow my child to give to someone who was in a position to develop a relationship with her even if it's just saying hi everyday. Think of feeding a stray cat. Notice how they keep turning up?

No, I gave the wrong impression! He does not hang out by the school at all. I have to drive her to school every day because she does not go to our neighborhood school. We cross a busy street on the way, and that's where she sees the man.

Believe me, I am very protective of my daughter, I am involved with the school, and no panhandlers hang around the school making "friends" with the kids.

However, you have made a good point. If/when I let her go ahead with giving money/sandwiches/whatever, it should be to someone not on our regular route.
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