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playing outside alone?

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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At what age did you or will you let your child/children play outside by themselves?

by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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silvercrow
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 4:01 PM

depends in the yard in sight about 3 or 4

around 5 the can ride their bikes up and down the street and play with or at friends houses


EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

That's pretty much what I did. Where we lived during these ages was a totally fenced yard, including the driveway. And it was a dead-end street. Everyone knew everyone, it was a nice area.

When we moved, the area they could explore alone in was bigger. Lots of acres.

Quoting silvercrow:

depends in the yard in sight about 3 or 4

around 5 the can ride their bikes up and down the street and play with or at friends houses


Schleetle
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM
8, but that privilege got taken away. That was to the park out front of the house, and we live on base.
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LuLuRex
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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My oldest is only 3 and I am no where near letting him play alone outside.

Texascandee
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

My grandson is 8 and I or my husband is outside any time he plays out....we live in an apt, so we watch what goes on outside.  I don't want him being accused of something that he didn't do because I have a neighbor that it a total biotch and has accused him of things before

jessimicuh
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM
my girls play in my yard unattended..we know our neighbors, and they watch out for us as well as we watch out for them.. They are 4 &5 1/2.
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SunnyJoJo
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I have no idea. She'll be 4 this year and I won't let her play outside alone yet. Our yard is a popular bear crossing and the back of our property butts up to a busy 55mph road. I'm not sure when I'll feel comfortable with her out there by herself.

NananRaysmom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM
Who knows. Mine are 7&9..they can play in our back yard alone (I can see them from inside)...but not the front. I have to go out with them if they want to ride bikes. I see too many kids out alone running wild...I don't want mine to be like that.
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sherry132
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

My daughter was 9 and my son was 8. I kept them pretty close until then. They were allowed to play out back around the age of 4 or 5. But my town isn't known for being a nice place. 

Autumn22
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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