My kids walk to and home from school. They usually walk in a group with 2 other kids that we know. Well today my 7 year old son comes home alone and starts crying, telling me he could not find his sister. I asked him if he walked alone and he said no, that he walked with a boy from school and his mom. Even though I dont know these people, they walked him all the way to the house instead of making him walk the last block by himself. I am glad that he was responsible enough to find an adult to walk with.
I took my son and went to find his 9 year old sister. When I asked her where she was, she said she stayed to help her teacher put things away after class. I told her that she needed to let me and her brother know what she is doing before she does it so we dont worry.
I dont know if I should punish her being as this is the first time she has done it.