My five year old step son is trying to become his own person. He likes to be around the corner in the store while shopping with me. This is a new thing and I feel that he needs a little independence. It is not like I let him out of my sight for even a minute. It is always less than a minute and if there was anyone in that isle, I would not let him go ahead.
My MIL flipped out on me over it...
What do you think? It is not like I live in a big city or anything.
Answer by mom2twobabes at 11:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by aly38914290 at 11:56 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by breezy2005 at 11:59 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
I would have to say no and this is why: If you give them this little freedom now what happens next year when they want to go a bit further? Or hit 12 and want to wonder the store while you shop? What happens that one time they go further than they are supposed to and disappear? There was case recently where an 8 year old girl was molested by a guy in Wal-Mart while she was a few feet away from her mother: http://www.dreamindemon.com/2009/02/08/paul-hicks-stalks-children/ I don't think my kids life is worth the risk. There are other ways to help them express their independence.
Answer by tandknix at 11:59 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
Answer by mom2twobabes at 12:03 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Gigi1969 at 12:04 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by tandknix at 12:07 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by mom2twobabes at 12:12 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by MicahsMom612 at 12:34 AM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Julie411me at 1:06 AM on Feb. 25, 2009