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Do you let your children do this??

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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 I am just curious as to how many mother's let their children play outside alone these days..

I have about 15 kids all under the age of 10 playing on my street every day after school with no parental supervision whatsoever and I personally can't believe it. Just curious how many mother's agree with this.

by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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P.V.Hawkwind
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:49 AM
I agree with it too. I think it's crazy!
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sidneyb
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM
My kids are 3 and 1 so no
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SarahLizyB
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:50 AM
Depends on the area. I let my son play outside with friends, but he must stay close to our place. I was that parent that said absolutely no, but I think some freedom is good.
sissy852
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Not me but ds is 5 months old but even if he was older i wouldnt
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McM0609
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:51 AM
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Hecks no, kids now adays,have way more freedom then i ever did at that age.
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mommyjenn84
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM
My 4 1/2 yo and my 8 yo play out without me. I DO check on them and I can generally see where they are when I look out. We live in an apartment complex and everyone here knows whos kids are mine. If we lived on some random street, then no, they wouldn't be out alone. Also, my 4 1/2 yo.isnt allowed out if there isn't other kids out to, unless shes by.our porch with the front door open. I ran the neighborhood much more than my kids do now when I was dd1s age.
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Gealach
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM
Yep. She can either go to the neighbours and play in the fence or ride her bike in the culdesac, which I can see from 5 different windows.
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shadow_lark
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM
My four year old can be on the deck by himself, but if he wants to go elsewhere he comes to get me. i think, though, that 8 or 9 is probably old enough to be outside alone as long as they stay close to the yard.
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tnvplus2
by Valerie on May. 2, 2012 at 1:53 AM
Absolutely not but mine are 4 and 3.
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bmack2107
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM

DS is 8. He plays out front, in the back yard, where we can easily check on him or across the street where there is also supervision when he goes to play with his buddy.

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