Janet - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi NYC moms! I wanted to post specifically in the NYC Moms group b/c I feel we have a different kind of atmosphere here that will elicit different responses in comparison to places outside NYC. My question is very simple. I'm just curious to know....at what age did you start allowing your children to walk to school alone? That's my main question, but if anyone would like to elaborate, that would be great as well. For example, how far away from the school do you live? Does your child walk alone or with friends? In addition, for the working parents who need after-school child care, at what age did you start to let your child walk home alone right after school & be home alone for a few hours before you got home from work? Responses/opinions would be greatly appreciated!