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Who lets a preschooler play outside alone?

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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There are always a bunch of kids running around outside of our apartment building. I don't usually pay that much attention to them. Most of them are school age and there are parents are nearby, but today there was a knock on my door. When i opened it, there was a little girl - she couldn't be more than 4 - wanting to know if she could come in and play. I told her she had the wrong apartment, but I'm thinking who sends a child that age to another person's apartment alone. Why in the world was a parent not walking her to where she needed to go? I just don't understand some people.

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Walk around alone, no, but my ds has been allowed to play in our yard alone since he was about 4
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kidlover2
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM
This. And 3 for my dd

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

Walk around alone, no, but my ds has been allowed to play in our yard alone since he was about 4
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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My DH let our 5yo play outside in the snow alone, she was out there for 3 min by the time I realized it and I flipped the fuck out! I don't care how safe our neighborhood is, that's not ok!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Um did you make sure to watch she got somewhere ok? I probably would have walked her home.

In an apartment building id never trust that, but outside in a backyard of a home that's fenced in is okay.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:48 PM
My 5 and 3 year old play outside our apartment without me there. I dont know what the problem is as long as they know the rules.
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:48 PM

 

Quoting Anonymous:

My DH let our 5yo play outside in the snow alone, she was out there for 3 min by the time I realized it and I flipped the fuck out! I don't care how safe our neighborhood is, that's not ok!

 3 minutes outside alone? Oh the horror!!

StoneColdKiller
by Gold Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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Stupid Parents.

LovelyMommy24
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Not this mama.

1plustwinsmommy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:49 PM
My twins are five. They play outside alone in our backyard sometimes when I cook dinner. I can see them but if someone were to peek in our backyard, over our 6-foot tall wooden fence, they would appear to be playing without supervision.
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pce68
by Patti on Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:50 PM

An older kid came along and got her and took her to the right apartment.

Quoting Anonymous:

Um did you make sure to watch she got somewhere ok? I probably would have walked her home.

In an apartment building id never trust that, but outside in a backyard of a home that's fenced in is okay.


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