See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
At what age do you give your kids some freedom such as going to the park alone ?
My DD will be 10 in January and this year for the first time I let her go to the park with a friend, without me. I did so, reluctantly because my DH told me to stop being a helicopter mom and because there's always loads of other kids at the park who go there alone. The park is down the street (litterally at the end of our street) I can see the park from my front porch but it's too far for me to be able to spot DD. I was getting comfortable with that, as long as they were a pair. But Saturday DD wanted to go to the park alone and DH (which is her step father) said yes. I was pissed off. I went to check on her after about 1/2 hour, and yes, all was fine, she had met other kids there but still, i find it hard, I worry ...
who's right ? DH or I ? Am I really a helicopter mom ?