I Told the Truth about Why Kids Can't Play in My Yard. AITA?

Kids playing
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When a woman and her husband bought her grandparents' house, they inherited a playground built by her grandfather. Parents from the neighborhood started using the playground, but things went awry when a child climbed onto the roof and fell. The woman put up a fence to protect herself from lawsuits, but when asked by her parents why she did it, she revealed the true reason and named the mother of the child who fell. Now the neighborhood is divided, and the woman wonders if she was too harsh. Was she the a**hole for telling the truth?

Grandpa built a playground on empty lot next door ❤️🏠

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A beloved childhood play area lost after family tragedy.

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Keeping it in the family! Exciting news for this couple 🎉

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Neighbors upset over playground use in my yard. AITA?

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New neighbors with kids take over street, causing dilemma. 👶

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Kid climbing 10ft playhouse, AITA for not allowing access?

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Standing up for my property, am I the a**hole? 🤔

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Child falls in my yard, I explain why kids can't play 🤷‍♂️

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Neighbor threatens to sue over kid getting hurt in my yard 🤬

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My honesty about my yard has made me an outcast.

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Regretting honesty about yard safety. AITA for neighbor's son's punishment?

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👀 Are they the A-hole for putting up a fence? 👀

A woman and her husband recently bought her grandparent's house, which had a playground built by her grandfather in the adjacent lot. The previous owners had let neighborhood kids play there, but after the new owners moved in, a child fell and the mother threatened to sue. The new owners put up a fence to protect themselves from potential lawsuits and informed the other parents of the incident. As a result, the mother who threatened to sue has been shunned by the other parents, and the new owners are wondering if they should have just put up the fence without telling anyone about the incident. Do you think they were in the wrong for putting up the fence and telling the other parents the reason why? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Protecting your property from potential lawsuits, NTA. 🚫👨‍👦‍👦

mizfit0416 | mizfit0416

Protecting your property and telling the truth. NTA 🙌

rangerman2002 | rangerman2002

Putting up a fence to avoid medical bills. NTA. 😡

singing_stream | singing_stream

Calling out entitled parents and preventing potential lawsuits. 🙅‍♂️

PrincessBuzzkill | PrincessBuzzkill

Protecting your peace is important. NTA. 👏

happyasaham | happyasaham

Protecting your property is important. NTA. 🏡

MrPierced | MrPierced

Avoiding lawsuits: A thoughtful decision. NTA. 👍

ObviousArt7432 | ObviousArt7432

Being cautious is key 🔑 NTA made the right call.

fingapoppin752 | fingapoppin752

Good call on the fence! 🏡👍

shella4711 | shella4711

Explaining the situation and exposing bigotry. 👍

flyingfred1027 | flyingfred1027

Commenter educates others on racist phrase used in discussion.

excessive__machine | excessive__machine

Your property, your rules. NTA for keeping kids out! 🙅‍♂️

WarsmithUriel | WarsmithUriel

Protect your property! 🏠 NTA for enforcing rules.

Happy-go-lucky123 | Happy-go-lucky123

Legalities of owning a property and protecting yourself from lawsuits. 🤔

Glittercorn111 | Glittercorn111

Eliminating liability: One homeowner's solution. NTA 👍

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Protecting your property: NTA for keeping kids out 🏠

lilyofthevalley2659 | lilyofthevalley2659

Protect your property with no trespassing signs. 🚫

mrnatural18 | mrnatural18

Protecting yourself from litigation. 🛡️ NTA wins!

AntiochGhost8100 | AntiochGhost8100

Protect your yard and your peace of mind with cameras 📹🚫

FloppyMochiBunny | FloppyMochiBunny

Protecting your property and children. NTA! 👏

Relevant-Economy-927 | Relevant-Economy-927

Standing up for your boundaries while feeling empathy. 🙌

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Commenter calls out racism in NTA post 👏👏

SkullBearer5 | SkullBearer5

Being a responsible parent doesn't make you an a-hole 😌

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When a kid's behavior is blamed on their parents. 😒

lockmama | lockmama

Safety first! 🚸 NTA for protecting yourself from potential lawsuits.

Catatomical | Catatomical

Can a sign protect you in the USA? 🤔

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Respectful property owner protects investment, NTA 🏡

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Contract up to play, stay safe and have fun 🤝👦👧

Nova_Lurker | Nova_Lurker

Protecting oneself from entitled parents. 🙅‍♀️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

heckenlively | heckenlively

Protecting your interests doesn't make you a bad person 🤷‍♀️

TrustedTriangle | TrustedTriangle

Cultural differences in liability laws discussed in comments 🤔

BobzyBadass12345 | BobzyBadass12345

Honesty is the best policy 🤥 NTA for speaking truthfully

AbbreviationsOk5071 | AbbreviationsOk5071

Protecting your property in a litigious society 📹🚫

ucitygal | ucitygal

Protecting your property and yourself legally. NTA 👍

BeeYehWoo | BeeYehWoo

Protecting your property and being honest, NTA 🏡👍

The_Shadow_Of_Yor | The_Shadow_Of_Yor

Protecting your property and honesty prevails. 🛡️

Booklovinmom55 | Booklovinmom55

Standing up for safety and responsibility 🙌

Your-Mum42096 | Your-Mum42096

Racism in the comments. Not cool. 😡

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Standing up against hate. NTA for shunning a slur user.

daisukidesu1981 | daisukidesu1981

Lawyer advises to post a sign and get insurance ASAP. 💼

GardenDivaESQ | GardenDivaESQ

Your yard, your rules! 🌳🚫 NTA

ComprehensiveBoxx | ComprehensiveBoxx

Be careful, this entitled person may try to sue you 😬📹

stary_sunset | stary_sunset

Putting up a fence: Sad for the kids, but necessary 🤷

GottaLoveHim | GottaLoveHim

Respect for property rights 🙌

prosperosniece | prosperosniece

Set boundaries and keep the peace 🙌

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Protect your yard from entitled people. 🚫🧒 NTA.

MoonMelodicStation | MoonMelodicStation

Protecting my property and family from lawsuit-happy people. NTA 🙅‍♂️🚫

CemeteryDweller7719 | CemeteryDweller7719

Protecting your property and children from lawsuits. 👍

CreepyBlueAnimals | CreepyBlueAnimals

Protect your property and yourself, put up a fence 🚧🚫

Other-Ad8876 | Other-Ad8876

Building relationships with non-sucky neighbors 🤝

Elendel19 | Elendel19

Neighbor Witch risks safety of children, NTA to protect family. 💪

Starsonthars | Starsonthars

Setting boundaries is key 🔑 NTA

littlefiddle05 | littlefiddle05

Being honest has consequences 🤷‍♀️

Onion5253 | Onion5253

NTA for telling the truth, but be mindful of insults 🤐

sapphire322 | sapphire322

Missed chance to talk to time traveler/vampire, cool insult though 🤷‍♂️

ben_burnache | ben_burnache

Respect the rules of private property 🚫👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

ShortRN | ShortRN

Protecting the neighborhood: One woman's actions caused a playground ban 🚫

voluntold9276 | voluntold9276

Secure your property with signs and cameras to avoid liability. NTA.

AbbyBirb | AbbyBirb

Protecting your property and her child, NTA 🚧

DomumVulpesCorvum | DomumVulpesCorvum

Protecting your property and peace of mind with a fence 🏡

MischievousBish | MischievousBish

Selling the lot to the city for a playground 🤔🏞️ Great idea!

tonkzilla | tonkzilla

Unusual term usage but commenter is not at fault. NTA 🤔

gpyrema | gpyrema

Secure your yard! NTA recommends installing a security camera 📹

Dazzling_Wind_2031 | Dazzling_Wind_2031

Empathetic OP refuses to enable entitled neighbor's behavior 🙌

letstrythisagain30 | letstrythisagain30

Short and not so sweet NTA response 💥

PFic88 | PFic88

Protect your property and your peace. NTA 🚫👶

kevin_k | kevin_k

Protect your property, protect your peace 🏠✌️

willars321 | willars321

Protecting family, not a**hole. 👍

IgneusM | IgneusM