A few months ago my 5 year old asked to take the train by herself. I told her that I wasn't comfortable with that but we could discuss it again after she turned 6. After all, she was never turning 6, right?
Her 6th birthday is in a few days and I was thinking about her request again and I think I have come up with a solution I am comfortable with.
We live near a train station that is one stop from the end of the line. I thought I could send DH ahead to wait at the other end. I would put her on the train with my cell phone and have DH meet her on the platform at the next town. It is a 3 minute train ride in a safe area. Since it is the end of the line, there is no way she would miss her stop.
Oh and she takes the train with me several times a week so she knows how to behave and what to expect on the train.
Would you be comfortable with that scenario?
eta: I forgot to mention, we live in Switzerland where trains a big part of life. ;)
Edited by lalaland42 - 3/29/11 at 5:19am