|A mother watches her other son as best she can from outside of Peck Park Pool's facility.|
- Don’t ban the parents from the pool. Instead, tell them they can sit on the back bleachers but can’t roam the pool the deck. Also, open up the square patch of grass in the back – by removing the giant fence so parents don’t feel like they are locked in a cage. Then give parents the choice of the grass area or the bleachers where their children can come visit them.
- For those trying to cheat the swim fee charge – which always is a miniscule amount of people and everyone gets punished -- either stamp the hand of those who’ve paid or provide them with a bracelet that can be cutaway later.
- Have a meeting with the parents and explain the actions. Ask parents for their input on ways to make this work. After all, many parents are sore because they feel shunned and punished. They would be thrilled to be asked for suggestions.