ok so i got 2 boys 6 and 7, they keep asking to play outside the house alone with friends but i say there way too young to do it with out me out there..when do you thinkis the right age? there friends are the same age and aloud out with out any parents but i think nooo way!! help me so i no if im being too crazy !!Answer Question
Answer by alexis_06 at 10:28 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by VintageWife at 11:29 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
When I was a child living a cul-de-sac with 60% of the houses having kids we were all allowed to play out .... hardly any cars came up and when they did it was so slow that we easily got out the way. That was 25-35 years ago. Mum and dad didn't even watch us. No adults watched us.
Today living on a road where cars think they are in nascar it will probably be a few years yet. When she plays in the yard there is always at least one adult watching her and any other kids that come to play. I trust my friend next door and she is often looking after her nieces and nephews when DD plays out. The maturity of the child also has a great deal to do with it and personally my DD is bright but not very mature at all.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Oct. 23, 2009
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Answer by hinson7169 at 9:33 AM on Oct. 23, 2009
My son was about 6 when he started wanting to play with the neighborhood kids. What we did (we as in all the moms in the neighborhood) we'd go out with them, sit on the front porch, do yard work...whatever. We'd let them have their space while watching from afar. I know it's not possible in all neighborhoods, but we live in a gated community, we all know each other and our street is not busy, so this was no big deal. The next summer when the boys (5 boys on our street plus my son) were all 7-9 (my son was 7 at the time), we let them go out alone. They are always in one of our yards so even if us parents are inside, one of us has our eye on them. The boys are now 9-12 and still do this...tho they seem to spend most of their time in the woods now building a fort. Really, what it boils down to, is that you trust your child, neighbors and the area you live in. Good luck.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Oct. 23, 2009