20Being A Bit More Relaxed Isn't A Bad Thing
We're not saying that you should let your child board a bus and go to the mall as soon as they're old enough to hold onto their own bus pass. What we are saying, is that it's okay sometimes to allow your child freedom to decide what they want to
do with their free time. Going to a friend's house, heading to a birthday party, going to see a movie with their classmates -- these are all things that kids should have the opportunity to do.
If they want to play a sport after school or join a club, it's okay to let them do so and give them the freedom to take the bus home. If your child has interests and you know they'll be safe at school, a friend's house, or with a family member while doing them, then they should be granted that chance.