CPS isn't out to "get you". They are understaffed. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN.
Really, dumbass? Even after at least reading the summary of this post, you still kiss CPS's ass and think that they're always right? You're what we call a "special kind of stupid".
Background: At 10 years old I was getting up at 4:30 in the morning to deliver newspapers (1980's Los Angeles County). I would never allow my children to do this today.
Despite the fact that crime rates are less than half of what they were 20 years ago and that you were are far more risk than your kids would be? Once again, the 24/7 "news" channels win by convincing parents that there's a boogeyman around every corner and that crime is through the roof.