Tuesday Teeny Poll

42% you take only a half hour to 45 minutes to get out the door, and an impressive 21% take only 15-30. 15% of you were split evenly between less than 15 and 45-60. I’m going to count myself in that last cohort due to the fact that I have a toddler. She’s a convenient excuse for almost anything.

A friend and I were recently at a party, and we briefly discussed allowing our same-aged sons to walk to a nearby park (she lives in the neighborhood).  We went back and forth for a bit, but eventually decided against it.  Then we started talking about how it seems in our memories that we had a lot more freedom way back when than kids do now.  Is that pretty much a given? Or are we just old and our memories are faulty?

One Response to “Tuesday Teeny Poll”

  1. jess March 27, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I’m sure you’ve seen it, but check out freerangekids.com. I think it’s great at challenging our assumptions of what is “safe” and what isn’t. FWIW, I’m very into the buddy system when trying new things, and into building up to bigger and better. Could your sons walk to the park alone, and then you meet them there in 5 or 10 minutes? Or you leave them at the end to walk home alone. As a start?