My daughter is almost 10 and she has processing delays which make her seem alot younger. My parents live several blocks away and technically we live in a small town. She insists its because I don't trust her, and while that's part of it. The bigger issue is that I don't trust everyone else! I tried to explain it to her that it was about her being safe, but as I said she doesn't understand like a typical 10 year old would.
See if there are safety classes offered through your local school district, hospitol, etc. My kids took one and they are great. There are also book/dvd's on safety that will help explain safety issues in a way that is easy to understand for her age. Click on the "Safety/Strangers" link her http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html Sometimes something "Clicks" to a kid when they hear it from someplace other than MOM!
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