It depends, of course, on the child’s maturity and temperament, the distance to school and amount of traffic. But generally around age 9, children are less impulsive, more attentive and have the cognitive ability needed to cross a street safely ;)
I HAVE A CHILDREN, AND i think it depends, of course, on the child’s maturity and temperament, the distance to school and amount of traffic. But generally around age 9, children are less impulsive, more attentive and have the cognitive ability needed to cross a street safely
Tony, it is your child, and you have the full right to take care of your child as you want. If you really think that 7-8 years old, it is too early for doing it, then take him/her to school on your own. As for me, everything depends on the distance between your home and school. Moreover, you should let your child to become more independent.
you mean like to let him go to the point of the destination alone?! or what?! the question is really weird ot me and it appears that even some teenagers are "forced" to be driven to the school by the car of parents, because there is no other possible way for them... actually, if you are thinking about the real possibility of your pupil to walk to teh school alone - I douts that it is even feasible in terms of the distance to the school.... on the other hand, I am sure that you will be just really interested in the opportunity of getting rid of the everyday responsibility of taking children to the school or back home... have you thought about the usage of the school buses?!
Our children are under our care, and we are responsible for them until the age of 18. There is no consensus or rule about how many years you can let a child go for a walk and, most likely, this is true, since one can not deduce one formula for everyone, because it largely depends on the nature and personal qualities of parents and children. If now you feel that it's too early, then you do not need to hurry. Everything depends not only on the age of the baby, but also on the terrain, the yard in which your child is going to walk alone, from the surrounding contingent. There are babies who do not care, and they can not be kept at home by any kind of rugs, they themselves will run into the yard. And there are other kids, homebodies, it's easier.
I think it depends on city where do you live. for example, i live in small city, so parents don't afraid to let their children go to school alone from 7-8 years old. There are not so many roads, so children shouldn't cross them. That's whi parents don't afraid. Besides, in our city all necessary buildings stay near each other.
You know of course to let your child go to school on foot or via public transportation, is not safest choice.
But not all parents have cars and not all parents with car always have ability to drive child to school. That is why pupils of high school oten buy old cars for themselves.
But small school children are the most vulnerable road users. And this fact is terrible and scary. Such statistics makes parents frozen from fear to let their child to go alone.
when i was a little boy, my parents let me walk alone from the age of 7 years old...but to walk very close to our house, just having fun on the playground with neighbours' kids.
I do think that it was not very early, because i was very independent boy and out town was little, so everyone knew one another.
But nowadays, when there are so many pedophils, i think walking alone for a boy or a girl of 7-8 years old can be dangerous, and i consider, it would be better to allow such kids to walk on the playground, while the parent is sitting close and watching his child
You should be wise enough not to aggravate the problem, but to eliminate it. If you do not like how the child behaves, then your stress will not affect the improvement of the situation, but only exacerbate it.
If you want to change your reaction to your child's behavior, you must learn to stop blaming the kid for his behavior. Do not constantly point out its shortcomings.
The main part of your actions should be directed at ensuring that the child's behavior improves. You must be kind, positive and playful.
In fact, the notion of morality, which includes both good, and duty, and justice, is the foundation on which many important principles, views, decisions of the child will be built. Becoming an adult and being faced with a choice, he will be guided by the concepts laid down in his childhood.
Therefore, whatever way the child chooses in the future, we will provide him with a good solid foundation so that in adult life it would be easy for him to make important decisions, to separate good from evil and to do a great job - to be a good person.
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