I wouldn't, no.
DS1 is 7 in a couple of months and Ds2 & DD are 5 1/2
They free range a fair bit at the park etc..but no - I wouldn't create a barrier like that between us.
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28-04-2012 22:21 #93Senior Member
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28-04-2012 22:24 #94
Yeah, toilets are scary. When I was working in a food court there was a guy caught hiding in the toilets just a little bit away from there. The foodcourt there only offered a parents room at this particular toileting spot (not very far away were the other options).
God knows what he could have done. I have no idea if he succeeded in hurting anyone... but there were police all around because of it, so I assume something may have happened? How scary.
28-04-2012 22:25 #95
Sadly enough I'd hear parents mention that incident to their children if they ran off from their patents, "don't run away from me because the bad man will get you" or "remember what happened to that little girl? You don't want that I happen to you do you?" I understand why they said it - to keep their kids in line and keep them safe - but it was rather disturbing to hear.
28-04-2012 22:29 #96-
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I am all for fostering independance...
but we have had about 20
publicised attempted abductions, i the last year.
one of which was from a playground while the mothers back
was turned... just around the corner
from my house.
so i am not smothering my children, its just that my risk
assesment is a little
28-04-2012 23:09 #97
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28-04-2012 23:28 #98
Call me a helicopter parent I couldn't care less, and yeh my mum was and I turned out perfectly fine. I am probably a bit over cautious with things in life but I don't miss out on anything.
29-04-2012 06:53 #99-
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I get called overprotective round where I live alllll the time, because I won't allow my child to go to public toilets on her own, won't let her play in the street unsupervised etc.
People say 'Oh but this is one of the safest areas to live, those kind of things never happen round here'........
And that is exactly the reason that the child molesters and abductors might choose my little village to do it, because no one expects it.
The day it does happen, God forbid, it won't be happening to my child.
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