i was shocked today.
the librarian at our local public library said dd could join the tween reading club. dd is a v. responsible 9 whom the librarian has not met yet. for those of you curious they are reading one book from the warrior series.
she said i could leave dd there alone by herself to attend the club as long as she knows exactly how to reach me.
i was ELATED at that (because dd wld be so excited and proud to FINALLY be allowed to do something by herself) yet a little shocked. i did not realise a librarian would allow a 9 year old to attend a book club by herself. i always associate alone with 12 year old.
i am not objecting. i am just fine with it.
how would you feel if they said a 9 year old could stay in the library alone? irrespective of whether your child is ready or not.
would you find it shocking? i am in california. are the rules a little strict in other states.
now at my college library, even though it has a children's section, children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult.