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Tiffany Knickerbocker 19 kids; Indiana 519 posts
8th Jun '13

Right well this kids lives 2 blocks away, but my son trips over something laying in the middle of the floor because he does not pay attention, so I do not trust him anyways as far as paying attention to traffic.



I sometimes worry about being over protective then my kids growup not knowing how to make their own decisions. But,I work with kids who have been abused in ways that would be every parent's worst nightmare and it kind of brings to light how easily this could happen to one of my own kids.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
8th Jun '13

When DD is 6 I might walk her to the street the school is on and then watch her walk to the school alone (for experience). It's quite a ways up the street but it's a straight line... It depends how "mature" she is... I'd feel more comfortable if she was walking with a friend at least.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
8th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiffany Knickerbocker:</b>" Right well this kids lives 2 blocks away, but my son trips over something laying in the middle of the ... [snip!] ... that would be every parent's worst nightmare and it kind of brings to light how easily this could happen to one of my own kids."</blockquote>



If I could see her physically make it to the house I wouldn't mind. Or walk them to a place that is possible. Then we'd have a hand signal where she goes up there and comes back to let me know they're parents are there and know she's there. Then I'd call when I got home.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
8th Jun '13
Quoting Tiffany Knickerbocker:" Right well this kids lives 2 blocks away, but my son trips over something laying in the middle of the ... [snip!] ... that would be every parent's worst nightmare and it kind of brings to light how easily this could happen to one of my own kids."


He's too young to go that far by himself. You could take him to the end of the kid's street and have him walk to the house by himself, so you can at least keep your eyes on him at all times.

Tiffany Knickerbocker 19 kids; Indiana 519 posts
8th Jun '13

I walk him there quite often, but he just wants to walk himself




I know when I was not allowed to walk anywhere by myself until I was 14, and even then I had an old man try to "give me a ride" within a half a mile from my own home and years later I found out it was the grandpa of a close friend of mind since grade school. I really don't think I would have ever know except he showed up at my friend's house one day when I was there and when I told my friend about it she said it did not surprise her.