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    Default Is this okay?

    Your partner is away and you leave your 9, 6 and 3 year olds asleep in bed to go for a sunrise walk around your quiet coastal suburb. OK or not?

    Does the fact that the eldest has ASD change your opinion?

    Does your opinion change if it is a one off or a regular thing?

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    Not something I would do, maybe when the oldest is older then 9 but not at those ages but that's me others might me comfortable with it.

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    Not ok in any circumstances.

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    Personally I wouldn't do it no matter what regardless of health situation

    What if they woke up looking for you ?

    So turn they panicked ran around frantically looking for you and decided to call 000. You get home to find the cops at your door and families SA (depends on state) on your doorstep aswell

    It wouldn't go down lightly at all and you run the risk of losing your kids

    The fact you say a quiet coastal town. Just imagine the gossip that would spread like a wild fire from one end to the other and all the whispering going on behind your back

    People may judge you massively and make snarling comments down the street your kids could lose friendships at school they might not be allowed to have play dates as parents could easily say that mother leaves her kids unattended at home with no supervision

    That's just how I see it

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    Never ok

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    I think it depends on a lot of things...

    1) how long is the walk?
    2) how "severe" is asd (apologies I don't know what other terminology to use)

    In theory, I do not have a problem going for a quick 20minute walk/jog. Whether I would actually do it is another thing. My kids have played in the backyard longer than that unsupervised and they were/are younger than that!

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    Not ok IMO - just a little too young. But - do the children have a mobile? Know how to use it? How long away from the house? How far? Are there any neighbours home to keep an eye out for them and know you are not home?

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    It's the leaving a 9 year old potentially in charge of 2 younger children. I wouldn't do it no.

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    I wouldn't be okay leaving the 3 year old, but maybe the 6 and 9 year old if the circumstances were right.

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    Not okay


 

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