I went to the store this evening while the kids were playing outside and my husband was inside. The kids were playing with the kids across the road in there back yard. When I came home, there was a Sheriff's car at the neighbor's house talking to 2 of her kids, and 1 of mine. Apparently, the neighbor's kids went across the road without looking, as the Sheriff was driving by. They were talked to about having to look both ways before crossing. He then had my 7 year old show him how to cross the street while riding her bike. She passed.
When he saw me pull into my drive-way, he turned around and told me what a good job she did. He also told her (at my request) that she still needed her bike helmet, that it is the law until she is 16.
Part of me should be upset that he talked to her without me or her dad present, but I am proud that she did a good job. She has only been riding without training wheels for a year.