DD will be 15 the first wk of July. Her h.s. is about a 15 min walk away from our house, down fairly busy streets. She has been accepted to a small group called "fiddlers" from her orchestra class, & they meet twice a wk through the end of July from 9am-11am. She has walked to & from school all school yr. & wants to walk to & from these practices. When she has walked through this yr. there were always other kids going to school, & she has her cell phone on her & has to text me when she gets there, & before she leaves to come home. However, since it will be summer there won't be other students walking, so it makes me nervous... Am I being too overprotective, or should I let her walk? It would be more convenient since i've got 3 other kids to get up & ready, but the convenience isn't worth putting her safety at risk!! She will be a Sophmore, this upcoming school yr. & I know that I have to let go a little, but just not sure how much is to much at her age... What are your thoughts?Answer Question
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:09 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:11 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Can't she catch a ride w/ another band member? Or find someone else to walk with? I'd be leery too. I know she's old enough, but nowadays you can't be too careful.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:11 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:13 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Ok, you dont feel comfortable allowing her to walk
When do you think you would feel comfortable?
Answer by feralxat at 12:19 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by kmath at 12:20 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:49 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 12:53 PM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 1:22 PM on Jun. 6, 2013