DD is 8.5... apart from the fact she'd have to cross major roads on her own and it's a 5K walk (and she's a slow walker)... I don't think she's ready, even without those restrictions.
She's not one for common sense. Book smarts, yet no street smarts. So a fair while off yet.
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19-01-2014 22:35 #21
19-01-2014 22:39 #22
Um..... For my DD, probably in about 2 years when she's in grade 4 or 5. We don't live far from school, and there are lots if kids that walk her route. She's a sensible kid too. DS, who knows. He's too young to know what he'll be like when he's at school!
19-01-2014 22:41 #23
Maybe 12/13 if we lived close enough we currently don't
19-01-2014 22:42 #24
I reckon about 10 is fine, depending on the kid and the journey. I walked/rode to school from the age of 9, although admittedly it was only a 10 min walk through a lovely middle class neighborhood.
I believe in free range parenting and I already let DD do things independently that a lot of other parents don't.
19-01-2014 22:53 #25
The carer outright told me that she wanted to yell at my DS and hit him. They've all expressed how much they dislike him.
One carer liked to draw comparisons between both my kids. One is well behaved, easy going and easy to care for so the other one should be exactly the same apparently. I pointed out that each child is an individual and therefore different. So she told me children with autism (DS2 is on the spectrum) shouldn't be attending after school care.
So I'm really not keen to use them again next year but in makes it a bit hard to work/go to uni if I don't.
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20-01-2014 07:37 #26
20-01-2014 08:45 #27
Highschool maybe. Lol
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20-01-2014 08:56 #28
Depends on how close the school is, if they have to cross any roads (and if there are any safety crossings). If the school was literally a few houses away or across the road and there was a safety crossing I'd let them walk when I thought they were ready (while supervising from a distance). Otherwise, probably not until they were late primary/high school. Where we are at the moment the school is only a 5 minute drive so a reasonably short distance. BUT you have to cross the high way to get there and there is no pedestrian crossing. My 16 year old sil who lives with us has asked to walk once- and she said never again as she doesn't feel safe crossing the highway.
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20-01-2014 21:39 #29
For our family 8 or 9 years old We live in a very small conmunity, less then a km from the school & no roads to cross!
20-01-2014 22:02 #30
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