Diane - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My tween daughter is wanting to ride her bike and "roam" the neighborhood with her friends. Our neighborhood is huge and spread out. I am really having a hard time giving her more independence and letting her go even if it's with a bunch of her friends. Not because of her but because of others out there that I just don't trust! She is pretty responsible and I believe we had taught her well enough to know the dangers and the rights and wrongs. I don't like the idea of her having her own cell phone just yet, although the times I did relent and allow her to go, she took one of ours and did pretty good checking in (most of her friends have cells phones too). How do I get over this or should I stick with my overly cautious behavior?