As a teen, I spent an awful lot of time roaming the mall with friends.
As a parent, I'd be at the mall, wandering too, not hovering, but the girls would know I could see there behavior at any time.
Now, malls are banning the long lived mall rat tradition...and seeing hikes in both customers and sales.
Answer by Lisa.Price at 10:40 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
I would. I'd probably make them take the bus to the mall, though. That's how I got there as a kid (although my mall was just a couple miles away and the mall here is in another city...2 buses away but not that far).
My oldest is 10 and working her way to being able to walk through our sub division, cross the tracks and go to the Safeway with her siblings and friends. Right now they run all over the sub division (even taking the baby for walks...that was nice). I wish we had a store closer for them to walk to or that the tracks didn't run behind our house cutting us off from Safeway which is just a couple blocks going that way.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
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