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Answer by JenE1098 at 11:44 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
My older 3 kids have been playing outside alone since they were 5, 6 and 8 but they had to all be out at the same time. The 5yo wasn't allowed to be out by herself unless she stayed on the porch. Now they are 7, 8, and 10 and they go out all the time and take their 4yo sister with them. The 4yo can't be out unless her siblings are with her or has to stay on our front porch (which is big).
the older 3 now go to the park around the corner from our house to play. They can't go alone (have to at least be a pair). The older 2 are allowed to walk there and back alone if they need to. They've also started to wander a couple blocks from our house for walks.
We live in Chicago in the house I moved to when I was 12. The neighborhood hasn't changed since I was a kid.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:45 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
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