Be back before sundown

How far do you let your kids go outside of the house without supervision? My parents let me go as far on my bike as long as I was back before sundown. Some of my friends could only go to the end of the block, while others could only be in the yard and in plain parent view.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Oooh. This is a sore topic with me. We have this neighborhood made up of three cul de sacs, so I'm fine as long as my kids are somewhere in that region. I feel bad for them, though. I used to roam all over the place when I was growing up.

Sam said...

I know what you mean. An interesting sidenote is that the area I rode my bike in or around (3 miles away), is where I bought my house.

Arlene said...

I don't let my kids play out front without me outside. Luckily we have a huge back yard, so it works out ok for them, but I do miss the days of my own childhood where kids could pretty much run free within the neighborhood...

JYankee said...

this is JP so it is "presumably" safe..but still we only let Baby Bean out on our dead end street...as long as I can hear them playing outside...otherwise...I'm still the paranoid American...LOL