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how much is too much?

recently our 11yo started wanting to bikeride out of our took me courage but i let her ride on the main road down to a small store (bout half a mile at the MOST)...shes been doing great so i let her go further...through a major intersection..she did great, and as normal for anytime she goes out bikeriding she brings her cellphone (a tracfone)...she calls me when she reaches her destination...and then lets me know the moment shes i being too paranoid...or not paranoid enough? i have two friends that say different thinks shes too young to be even riding down the street...and the other said he did it at her age so whats the fuss? i dont know if im being a paranoid mother or not!


Asked by blueeyedgrl2377 at 11:18 PM on Jul. 29, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I think you're doing just fine. I think she's very trustworthy! I did the same her age. As long as she always has her phone (maybe anytype of weapon.. hahaha) then she'll be fine. I would tell her no ally ways, though.

    Answer by DeathBat at 11:30 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • The only thing I would be worried about is her crossing the major intersection.

    Answer by robinann5 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • At that age I was riding all over town - up to 3 miles away, no phone, just "mom I'm going for a bike ride" and I was gone. I say you're being a little over-protective...but at least she has a phone with, I do like that idea.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • No, I wouldn't trust a girl alone. Don't ask me why but I just think that they look like a target when they are by themselves. Maybe if she acts as if she is on the phone the whole time, or if you actually do talk to her the whole time she is gone. JMO.

    Answer by bellasrose71008 at 11:44 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • Shoot, my mom didn't let me ride past the stop sign on our street until I was 13 and I lived in a small town - 600 people - where everyone knew everyone. We didn't have a single street light!!! LOL.

    Answer by allans_girl at 11:50 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • my 9 yo rides on the dead end rd in front of our house thats enough, but theres a 2 yr age diff there, my problem wouldn't be if i could trust her it would be about trusting the pervs out there, if she were mine she would have to have a "riding buddy' JMO

    Answer by tntornado45 at 9:47 AM on Jul. 30, 2009