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Am i the only mom who thinks...

am I the only mom out there that thinks 7 year old shouldnt be outside wandering alone in your neighborhood/apartment complex even if they are at the park? I know i can be overprotective but I dont think ill have any of my kids outside by themselves at 7

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Asked by iluvmymomasboys at 8:32 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • im the same way

    Answer by letstalk747 at 8:34 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • i agree

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 8:37 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Totally agree with you

    Answer by elizabr at 8:38 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I am the same way .... I dont think I am allowing my kids to wonder around until they are around 12 ... and even then there will be only certain places and times when they can.

    Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 8:39 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • 2 lilbumblebees I am thinking 13 and yes same here

    Comment by iluvmymomasboys (original poster) at 8:42 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • The only place he can go is in our fenced yard, and I still will only let him if I can hear him,, never ever at a park or in the neighborhood.

    Answer by kimigogo at 8:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I do have a 7 yr old and NO WAY!

    Answer by VintageWife at 8:48 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • 13 that's almost a freshmen. I think that'sa little crazy i would have been embarrassed if i wasn't allowed to ride my bike a few blocks away from home in jr. high. idk i was outside all the time i wasn't allowed to go far but i could walk to my friends house maybe 3 houses down at 7. and i was gone all the time  blocks away once i was in the 5thgrade but i had to be home before the sun went down. my dd is six and i let her play ousidein my yard with her friends but alone no i wouldn't and out of the yard no. maybe when shes 9 or 10 ill think about further destinations.


    Answer by whitenena at 8:51 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • nope, you're not alone!

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I agree as well :)

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 8:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

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