My hubs thinks I'm too overprotective and thinks our son needs more independence. I feel like never letting my hubs take my son anywhere. When we go to the mall here he lets our son go into the bathroom alone and I glare at him and tell him if he doesn't go in there with him I will! Our son is 11 and a half yrs old. He wants me to start letting our son go to the local base pool alone or with a friend that is 10yrs old. My son is not very mature for his age. Most of the time he acts 10. He doesn't have that many friends either. My hubs thinks it should be safe because we live on a base. Perves are everywhere. I don't want to take the chance if something happens. I have taken both kids to the pool with me. The other family has no problem letting their 10 yr old go with me and my family to the pool and other places without them. They joke that it's their only time alone. I barely know them and they let us take him to the pool and movies. Am I being overprotective? Does anyone else let their 11yrs old go places alone being dropped off and left at boyscout meetings alone, mall or library or playground? Our son doesn't follow rules when I am there let alone what will he do if I'm not there?