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Thread: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    I don't think I could set an age. There are too many variables and kids are just too different in their abilities at any given age. I know here, legally, whether you can leave them alone or not is dependent on the skills they have. And I like that idea. To stay home alone, they should be able to use a phone, make themselves a snack, know what to do in an emergency and how to use the phone. If you're going to let them out of sight of the house, they should know what to do if they get lost, how to find their way home, maybe have their own cell so they can call and know how to use it. It just depends on what YOUR kid is capable of and what you've taught them.
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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Yeah there can't really be a set age. I mean I know of kids who are quite capable of being mature enough to deal with certain things on their own.

    Then I see kids light their junk on fire on youtube and I just shake my head.

    Some kids are dumb.

    Some kids will fall to peer pressure.

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Darwin....nuf said...Darwin...
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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Well - the way I behaved when left alone at home for an hour when I was 12 was infinitely more mature than the way I did in my college dorm when I was 21. No peer pressure involved - I drank beer and tequila of my own free will, freely, and usually for free! I didn't do anything seriously crazy until I was an "adult".

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    And what became of the "Worm"?
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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    And what became of the "Worm"?
    The early bird got it, of course!

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    My fave was Tequila Sunrise..looked as good as it went down...

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    That was my signature drink in the 70's! That, and White Russians. Funny, these days I drink neither o.j. nor milk.

    Anyway, trying to segue back to topic.....I guess part of when kids can be left home/let out alone is trusting them not to get into the liquor cabinet, or have an older kid buy them some.

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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Youse peeked at my childhood Memoirs...
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    Re: At what age should kids* be allowed to go out and about** on their own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    That was my signature drink in the 70's! That, and White Russians. Funny, these days I drink neither o.j. nor milk.

    Anyway, trying to segue back to topic.....I guess part of when kids can be left home/let out alone is trusting them not to get into the liquor cabinet, or have an older kid buy them some.
    So, kids are okay to go out alone from 6-12/13, and then we should lock them in a box...
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