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Playing outside alone.

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Playing outside alone.

Postby Jerlene » August 5th, 2012, 2:52 am

Would you let your five year old child play outside alone?

I have a five year old nephew who has been playing outside on his own, no supervision, since he was two. I don't like it but his parents thinks it's okay because there is a fence(that they never lock and he knows how to open).

If not 5 then when is a good age to let your kids play outside on their own?


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Re: Playing outside alone.

Postby MikePryor » August 5th, 2012, 4:03 am

I wouldn't want my child playing outside alone until they are at least nine years old. I wouldn't want them playing outside without adult supervision until they are six years old.

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Re: Playing outside alone.

Postby angie828 » August 5th, 2012, 7:24 pm

No way. Not acceptable. A 5 year old could run away or someone could kidnap them. I just do not want my child outside unless I am out there with him or her.

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