How Young Is Too Young to Go Out Alone?


Hello Moms!

A blog over at Free Range Kids about a Connecticut mom who was arrested for letting her 7 and 11-year-old kids walk to get a pizza by themselves really piqued my interest, and not just because I grew up in a nearby town. My husband and I started talking about when we might be ready to let our little chickens out of the proverbial coop, and you might be surprised to see where we landed!How Young Is Too Young to Go Out Alone?

Letting Go Of Your Children

I have to admit, to me, 7 and 11 seems a bit young to let the children leave the house by themselves. When I really think about it, I’ve found that I am actually pretty over-protective of my children as we live in a big city and traffic is fierce near our house. In my opinion, this whole thing depends a lot on where you live, for obvious reasons. For more thoughts, watch today’s vlog!

What about you? Are you over-protective parents or do you subscribe more to the free-range parenting style? Any idea when you will allow your children out of the house on their own!?

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-Melissa

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