What about with older siblings?
My kids play outside in the backyard unsupervised in a privacy fenced yard with locked gates.. They are 7 & 9...
My kids play in the backyard unsupervised (I peek out but am generally getting dinner or lunch ready) - they are 3, 7 and 8 - alone or together. We have a 6ft privacy fence.
My 7 and 8 yr old are allowed alone in the cul de sac - paired if they want to go further up the street but they are not allowed to turn the corner (our street has an L at one end and people tend to drive recklessly).
DD is an only. She started around 5, but we lived in the middle of nowhere and the biggest danger to her was rattlesnakes rather than people. If it were on a busy street who knows.
She's 10 now and we live in a quiet neighborhood. She and her friends play all day every day without supervision.
My oldest will be 9 in November and she can go out and find her friends up and down the street by herself. I only ask that she take a cell phone and let me know if she changes where she says she's going to be. My 4yr old is allowed to play in the backyard with limited supervision, I can see him from every window in the living room and kitchen. My youngest can't go outside by herself, she's 2yrs, but if all 3 kids are in the backyard together, they have limited supervision.
If the yard was totally fenced, locked gate etc. I 'd let my 3 year old out alone, but I'd peak out often. No fence I'd say 5ish? That's depending on how trust worthy the kid is, like if you could trust them to not run off, do things they aren't supposed to etc.
Depends on where you live and how your yard is. Where I live I would probably say 5/6
Depends on the area you live and if its in your own yard. Also the maturity level of the older sibling and/or age of the kids.
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