but generally it's irresponsible to let them go on their own
You're not an intellectual. You just have internet access.
Surely waiting for a waiter to bring your food makes you the waiter?? O.O
"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."
"As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it."
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"