There's a good love.
I have been thinking of this question since I watched a Dr Phil episode about Free Range v Helicopter parents. And seeing some posts 'around the traps' regarding how 'unsafe' it is to send your children for a walk down the road to the shops by themselves.
So what age can you foresee yourself saying the phrase - or close to - in my title? Will you ever let your child walk to the shops by themselves, or walk anywhere by themselves? Do they/can they walk to school? Would you let them loose in the shopping centre without you by their side?
I'm a bit blasé in my world and I'm hanging out for the day I can send Cobes down to the shop at the corner (about 5 - 10 minute walk) for some milk. In fact I'm out of bread - why isn't he 8 now??!??! hehe.
My Aunty used to send me to the shops to buy her milk, bread and paper most mornings when I stayed with her, and I used to ride my bike to the shops for mum and dad at home (took too long to walk there).
So what about you? Is your upbringing the determining factor? Will you let your kids walk to the shops or is it too dangerous for your kids?