Mommy Dearest,

I have four kids and am a worrier so I check the Megan's Law website to see if any registered sex offenders are in our area once a month. Yesterday, I ran a friend's zip code and almost fell out of my chair when I saw her neighbor in the database! I can't decide what to do. Should I tell her even though she just spent a million dollars on the home, isn't in a position to move, and will probably be freaked out? Or do I keep quiet and see if she eventually finds out for herself? She's the type of person that likes to plan block parties and really get to know people so I worry that she with start a friendship and allow her children to get to know the man? What should I do?

— In a Pickle

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In a Pickle,

What a tough situation — I see why you are having a hard time figuring out what to do! But all things considered, I think it's best to tell your friend. Giving her that bit of knowledge allows her the opportunity to make the most informed decision for her family. If the situation were reversed, won't you want the benefit of protecting your children?

— Mommy Dearest

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