I too was born and raised on the islands, I am lucky enough to say that I have lived on Middle Bass, North Bass, and Put in Bay. Not many can claim that one. But back to the subject, I agree Put in Bay is a great place for kids. Now there might be a few of the bigger weekends that I wouldn't want my child around down town, but all and all its a nice place for families and most weekends are fine for children, its not like you have to take them into the bar, and now there are lots of family things to do and not just down town. Not all the establishments are full blown crazy with drunks. Some places tend to that group and some don't. Nowadays there are places on the island that really are more centered around families. It really is a fun place for all ages. Not to mention there is a freedom there that children don't get on the mainland, its a very safe place for them.