Shall I allow my 10 year old child I hang out with her friends ?

Cassandra - posted on 12/08/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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She has been asking if I would allow her to hang out with her friends at the shopping mall but I don't know if I should allow her to hang out without parents , any advice ?

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Barbara - posted on 01/10/2013

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I love what Sophia said. 10 year olds do not need to hang out by themselves. 16 years old is young enough in my opinion.

Sophia - posted on 01/09/2013

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at 10 the only place she need to hang out is in your living room. please dont open doors that you cant close..

Dove - posted on 12/08/2012

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Depends on your area. I know 10-12 year old kids that walk to our 'mall' after school. It's not an issue here.



It IS beyond MY comfort zone though and wouldn't have my 11 year old walk that far or hang out there completely unattended. I would (and have) drop her off while I am there as well and she can walk around and meet me at a certain place and time. She has a cell phone, so we can call or text each other if needed.



Then again, there are other places that I wouldn't be comfortable doing that until 16.....

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