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Do you let your kids run in the house?

I have a just turned 3 year old and it never occured to me to not allow he to run in the house. We don't have much of a yard so I don't see her getting that much physical activity elsewhere on a regular basis. What are the rules in your house? Is it outlandish that I allow her to run if she feels like it? I just don't see the harm.

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Asked by Isaidit at 11:40 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • We have downstairs neighbors, so no running or jumping in the house.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:42 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Providing it's not by anything dangerous I let my children run. Children will be children... and I want them as active as possible!

    Answer by leah_rai at 11:42 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • No running in the house! =)

    Answer by Erin814 at 11:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • My kids can run....but they don't really run at all.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 11:46 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • I don't allow them to run in the house. I don't want anything broken, be it a household item or a bone. Not to mention I don't like that level of physical activity indoors. It's something they can do outside.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • nope - too much crap he could run into and he's too clumsy and could hurt himself

    Answer by LostTheSlipper at 11:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • DD is pretty active inside. It's never been an issue. I have stuff arranged with her safety in mind. Plus we have bumper dogs :p

    Answer by jus1jess at 11:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Oh no...NO RUNNING!!!!!

    Answer by trishbattle at 11:53 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • My daughter turned 2 today and she runs in the house. Her run is not exactly coordinated either which makes it hilarious to watch. I had never really thought about it. I don't however let her play on the stairs.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:59 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Nope. My3 yr old was running in the house, tripped & went flying across the living room. She landed with her forehead hitting one of the metal pull handles on the coffee table & ended up with a humongous goose egg on her head & two black eyes.. It was right after that actress died from a head injury from falling while skiing, so we ran her to the emerg room. They are not allowed to run anywhere in the house.

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 12:02 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

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