Kate - posted on 11/16/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
Back in the 80s, I was allowed to roam around New York City at 13. I was allowed to stay out all night at 13 (2 months before I turned 14) and I was left home alone for 1 week at 16. Most parents nowadays won't even drop their 13 year old off at the mall, even if they have a cell phone. It is safer today, less crime, etc. than in the 80s. So why the shift?