Yep that's me, if we are with friends or there are other kids he can play with i sit down and watch from a distance, our favourite park has a cafe in the middle and every Wednesday since he was 2 we've been going with friends and we all sit in the cafe and they go off and play , the kids come back for lunch and their off again! We can see them but they are just out of ear shot - My SIL wouldn't let her kids play without her standing there for about 4 weeks and then saw they were fine , I've only had 1 friend that doesn't really come out with us as she feels we are a bit too free range but each to their own , when it's just DS and me then I'll play with him and I used to show him how to jump/climb etc never had any big falls , I do avoid parks in school holidays when the big kids are off as they seem to get a bit too rough
Last edited by Elijahs Mum; 11-09-2015 at 20:49.
I am a helicopter parent. I still am will my third. Hell i wont let childcare give her any foods with extra sodium or sucrose except naturally occurring. I still call 4-5 times a day even though i trust the carers.
I just love my babies
I leave my 2yo be in this type of situation. He's very cautious though and fearful of falling etc
So I'm not worried at all!
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I am a helicopter parent. One time when ds was about 2 he was climbing a bridge thing and slipped to the side. Luckily he was able to hang on to the rail which would have been about 1.5m from the ground if he fell. Not sure how much damage that would have caused but it did scare me.
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