When do you think would be the appropriate time to let your child go to the movies, mall, etc. with a group of friends, without adults?
My oldest is 7 so I don't have any advice, I just like reading this forum w/a combination of intrigue and terror.
As a family, we talk about drugs and sex quite a bit. It appears more than her friends' families. We have open communication and she talks freely with us about the social things going on within her group.
We trust her and we believe that she is making good decisions when 'unsupervised'. :
Erin, wife to the love of my life and mama to Ocean Acacia (19) , Ivory Sierra (14), Meadow Autumn (12), Archer Orion (6) , and one more sweet love joining us earthside in late Winter 2012 .
Originally Posted by nonconformnmom
I think more information is needed in order to provide an appropriate answer. A lolt depends on the personality of the child, the friends s/he would be going out with, and the nature of the neighborhood or town they would be going around unsupervised in.
I think cell phones are wpnderful things. I wouldn't have been comfortable with any of it had she not had her cell phone.
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler