Starrlynn - posted on 08/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
what age is appropriate for me to allow my son, who's now 6, walk home a few blocks from school by himself? Also, what age would be most appropriate for my daughter, (almost 10 years old) to walk home after school? I have allowed my daughter to walk the few blocks home but a few times last school year, but they've each asked numerous times they'd like to walk home from school, I would probably feel safer they walked together. but my first graderearlier and isn't able to wait the thirty minutes there alone due to schools rules. Our house is but five or six blocks away from school, and all blocks between are residential, (aside from the Catholic High School which she cuts through the field of as a shortcut. I am still a little nervous having her walk home from school but doesn't every mom worried about their kids when they're not under their supervision? I wouldn't have thought twice about allowing her to walk home from school in the first grade so I am questioning if my son should be able to?not sure the reason being is difference of a girl in a boy or the fact that my son is extremely more independent then she was even 8 years old . Please help me determinethis give me some input and experiences if you would!? ! Thank you!