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    Oh right. I totally understand that some kids are different and some parents are different and it is all good!

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    @beebs. I didn't mean YOU were suggesting direct supervision. I was only replying to you in the first part of my post (regarding a legal age).

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    I don't think ill 100 percent know where they are at all times but the certainly won't be roaming the streets.

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    I expect I will with DS, but he won't even go to the toilet at home without telling someone what he's doing! Right now, I can't imagine him not checking constantly.

    Overall though, I don't expect to know where they are every minute. If there's changes in plans I would hope they'd tell me, but kids are impulsive & get caught up in the moment.

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    I live in a very quite family orientated community and my eldest is 7. I don't know if I would be comfortable with her going out on her own doing whatever on the streets with out my supervision. Having said that I don't know if I will just adapt and be ok with it by the time she's 11. I think definitely by the time my 3rd is 11 I';ll be more lax.

    I was unsupervised from morning till afternoon every weekend from about the age of 6 but I was the youngest of 3 and I was always tagging along with my siblings. I also lived in a country town and I know that we got up to a lot of stupid things. When I was 7 my older brothers and I rode our bikes to the dump. In those days the dump was just piles of rubbish.

    We had a great time scrounging and running through trash until my brother hit me in the head with a bike fork as he was running down a pile of rubbish by accident. He split my head open and I still remember them taking me to the servos to wash my head and saying "Don't tell mum we were playing at the dump." I do honestly think my mother should have taken m ore responsibility for our whereabouts.

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    It's a tough one - at that age we spent our days riding our bikes and playing outdoors only coming home for lunch! Yet I think there is some responsibility on parents to ensure that their children are mature enough and responsible enough to be out alone.


 

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