My husband and I took our 2 year old to the park today. Some of the equipment is quite high with no rails ( designed for older kids) so we kept a close eye on her. We let her explore but were cautious when she was near the edge ( doesn't understand heights and falling yet)
We noticed other parents didn't pay attention at all and just let their kids roam around; in fact they were so wrapped up in conversation I doubt they even knew where their kids were. Some kids were just walking and climbing all over the place.
Is this the norm? Are we being helicopter parents or responsible parents ( by not letting her fall). We weren't by her side the entire time just when at the edge.