Emma - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
Ok im starting this after reading the leash comments, lots of people thought parents like me are being over protective ect ect..
Would you consider the following over protective ?
Even though i live less than a 1/2 a block away from a park
when my kids turn 10,11,12 ,13 i will not let them walk there without me not even if there was a big group.
I think people forget that this site has woman from all over the world
living in all different types of settings, from small rural towns to large city's ect
As all these locations hold different risks there are no blanket answers regarding how you choose to keep your kids safe.
we make the choices based on what we as individuals have to deal with in that environment.
In short you may view one mothers actions as over protective because in your environment it is but in there's you may be seen as negligent for not doing what they do.
Ive have used the above question as an example.
As when i read posts i get a little annoyed at people for calling some mom's over protective due to the safety proportions they take with there kids,
I live in a beautify country which i love but sad to say our crime rate is scary so i take preconscious with my kids that would not be necessary if say i still lived in the UK .
All im really trying to point out is before you jump on someone and call them overprotective find out the reality of where they live as this will give context to there comment.