Angie - posted on 07/09/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
We have a park close to our house (3 houses down) and my 8 year old asks quite a bit if he can go alone to play or go to meet a neighbor at the park. He has a watch, is responsible with time and knows all the stranger danger rules. It's a close community and I can see most of the park from my back yard but I'm not 100% sure about it. Of course peple tell me it's no big deal and to let him go to learn some independence and then others who are absolutely against it and would never allow it. What do you think???