I have 2 boys, ages 7 & 5. Our backyard is fenced, and we have a dog. I do not let my kids play in the front yard, only very very rarely when I am with them, and I don't let them play in the backyard alone, maybe for a few minutes while I stick a roast in the oven or peel a few potatoes for dinner, maybe to pee or get the phone. Oh, we have a pool back there, too, although they never go near it.
I have a neighbor, who has like 5 kids, two of which are close in age to my kids, one is even in my youngest son's class at school. Her kids run the neighborhood and she is never outside with them. She comes out to check on them every now and then, but not often.
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