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At what age.....

..... did you/will you let your children walk to school or the store by themselves?


Asked by Cindy18 at 6:48 AM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Depending on the kid and the distance - between 10 and 12.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:10 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • That depends on a lot of factors such as the age of the child, the maturity level of the child, the distance to school and the route to school (quiet residential roads or busy roads).


    Answer by beeky at 7:13 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Are you kidding? Never! The world is a scary place full of kidnappers and worse.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 6:53 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Depends if I can trust her.
    My mom let me do some grocery shopping by the age of 7 or eight. The market was across the street.

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 6:53 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I probably won't. Where we're moving a bus picks the kids up. I was thinking though it is the same distance from my new place to the school that I had to walk as a kid. Times are different.

    Answer by sandbuster at 7:21 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Maybe the corner store with a friend/relative by 13

    Answer by vjoaquin at 9:24 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • i live right next to the school so as soon as they start school they can walk by themselves. As for the store probably never! It is on the other side of a very busy highway!

    Answer by MommysAngels810 at 11:01 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I agree! NEVER! Maybe when they're 18! Teens are getting kidnapped more and more these days. There are some super SICK people in this world. I will protect my babies at all costs!

    Answer by SrkStrickland at 11:14 AM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I did but I don't think I will let my children do that.

    Answer by bellsandheels at 12:19 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • My kids are grown so I'll give you a bump. But where I live in the country they were bused and couldn't ride a bike or walk very far.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 12:15 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

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