Deborah - posted on 06/18/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My older boy is 9 but will be 10 in October, he has been asking me toward the end of the school year if he can walk to school on his own. With all the bad things happening now-a-days I just get nervous about that. I know eventually I will have to allow him to do so but I am just not certain at what age. Now he does have a younger brother that is 8 that will be able to go with him if it would be to the park so they have a buddy system. The reason I ask is because many of their friends are already allowed to go around on their own, even on their bikes. I feel sometimes I may be over protective of them. What are your thoughts?