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  • #1041957
    quietRIOT
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    ….ive just had to fetch my little one in …against her wishes ,.i ve just started letting her play out on our street…but i cannot rest…today she went off the street with her bike (which shes not allowed to have as she is not allowed on the road)…she sneaked her bike ..an disapeared onto the next street with her playmate…..i was frantic…an so as a lesson to her fetched her in …we had tears an tantrums…an its so hard to have to explain to her that there are people out there that can pinch little girls ..in there cars…………….i felt so bad …but she is just too precious …its not like when i was little ….also there is risk with cars also as they tear around here …the boy races….
    i looked on the net and read this …….what do yous think…….if your a parent you will understand more….i dont wanna wrap her up in cotton wool …its hard being a parent knowing what to do …the hardset job in the world i tell you :crazy_dru
    http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article1884426.ece

    #1116759
    quietRIOT
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    hehehe allowed …:laugh_at:

    #1137416
    quietRIOT
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    hehehe allowed …:laugh_at:

    #1116762
    mudstomper
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    I reckons it is hard, when I was with my ex I had to keep charge over a 4 year old and a 8 year old, luckily we lived on a street where everyone kept an eye on the kids, but I was nearly physacally sick when the 4 year old went missing, he’d only nipped down the ginnel (terraced housing) and met up with some older lads etc etc, fucking frightened doesn’t even describe it!

    #1137419
    mudstomper
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    I reckons it is hard, when I was with my ex I had to keep charge over a 4 year old and a 8 year old, luckily we lived on a street where everyone kept an eye on the kids, but I was nearly physacally sick when the 4 year old went missing, he’d only nipped down the ginnel (terraced housing) and met up with some older lads etc etc, fucking frightened doesn’t even describe it!

    #1116769
    Playground Politics
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    i dunno theres an age like i was allowed to roam when i was 8-10, i think most parents are paranoid about there child going missing or being stolen, cos they read the newspaper/watch telly to much. its actually a very small proportion go missing or get stolen, but cos of media (again) we all get very paranoid about it. it is a pity as not letting kids play outside is like cutting off an artists hands (except not so extreme). maybe u could talk to some of the kids ur child hangs around with and with the parents, then have a neighbourhood watch. and talk openly with ur child about the dangers that are out there, it is always good to scare ur child about with the dangers out there then they are not so nieve to dangerous situations, good luck to ya

    #1137426
    Playground Politics
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    i dunno theres an age like i was allowed to roam when i was 8-10, i think most parents are paranoid about there child going missing or being stolen, cos they read the newspaper/watch telly to much. its actually a very small proportion go missing or get stolen, but cos of media (again) we all get very paranoid about it. it is a pity as not letting kids play outside is like cutting off an artists hands (except not so extreme). maybe u could talk to some of the kids ur child hangs around with and with the parents, then have a neighbourhood watch. and talk openly with ur child about the dangers that are out there, it is always good to scare ur child about with the dangers out there then they are not so nieve to dangerous situations, good luck to ya

    #1116760
    quietRIOT
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    yeah see thats it …its not like theres a big group of kids to watch out for each other ……there is one other kid……we are moving in nov…an that is one of the things of paramount importance that there are kids for her to play with …….i dont wanna have to keep her in all the time …but she is too precious…..

    #1137417
    quietRIOT
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    yeah see thats it …its not like theres a big group of kids to watch out for each other ……there is one other kid……we are moving in nov…an that is one of the things of paramount importance that there are kids for her to play with …….i dont wanna have to keep her in all the time …but she is too precious…..

    #1116770
    Playground Politics
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    i cant really understand cos ive never loved anything so much, and as well it all depends how old she is, but its also bad for her immune system, she needs to be outside playing with mud etc. and playing in grass with snails etc. this will build up the immune system.

    #1137427
    Playground Politics
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    i cant really understand cos ive never loved anything so much, and as well it all depends how old she is, but its also bad for her immune system, she needs to be outside playing with mud etc. and playing in grass with snails etc. this will build up the immune system.

    #1116767
    MisterDuck
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    i was always allowed to roam about, even though it was a bit risky… i mean, maybe its cos my parents were just well lax but

    it is frightenin tho. my cousin lives in a small town, and one of her friends from school was grabbed by someone and tried to be pulled into a car. luckily she struggled and an adult “chased” him off

    but its a scary thought innit, and a shame that we have to be careful

    i think if theres a larger group of kids it’s much safer tho

    #1137424
    MisterDuck
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    i was always allowed to roam about, even though it was a bit risky… i mean, maybe its cos my parents were just well lax but

    it is frightenin tho. my cousin lives in a small town, and one of her friends from school was grabbed by someone and tried to be pulled into a car. luckily she struggled and an adult “chased” him off

    but its a scary thought innit, and a shame that we have to be careful

    i think if theres a larger group of kids it’s much safer tho

    #1116771
    Playground Politics
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    my dad and mum never told me not to talk to strangers, they always thought it was a ridiculous idea never to talk to strangers as you would never meet anyone or make any friends

    #1137428
    Playground Politics
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    my dad and mum never told me not to talk to strangers, they always thought it was a ridiculous idea never to talk to strangers as you would never meet anyone or make any friends

    #1116775
    Heavy
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    Sounds to me like you are doing the right thing April.

    You know your treasure needs to be protected, but you are also aware that you have to introduce her to the freedoms of the wider world.

    This constant balance and judgement call will no doubt go on for years, so I guess we need to get used to it.

    While camping last weekend I had one of ‘those’ moments. My six and three year-old sons were out of sight. Cue Dad running into the copse of trees next to our tent, to find them constructing a den. Timeless play.

    Ha ha, just seen your allowed/aloud faux pas. Is ‘Kids Aloud’ the Girls Aloud equivalent of the fabulous ‘S Club Juniors’? LOL

    #1137432
    Heavy
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    Sounds to me like you are doing the right thing April.

    You know your treasure needs to be protected, but you are also aware that you have to introduce her to the freedoms of the wider world.

    This constant balance and judgement call will no doubt go on for years, so I guess we need to get used to it.

    While camping last weekend I had one of ‘those’ moments. My six and three year-old sons were out of sight. Cue Dad running into the copse of trees next to our tent, to find them constructing a den. Timeless play.

    Ha ha, just seen your allowed/aloud faux pas. Is ‘Kids Aloud’ the Girls Aloud equivalent of the fabulous ‘S Club Juniors’? LOL

    #1116761
    quietRIOT
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    lol….i know kids aloud…how funny is that …..doh……..:love:

    #1137418
    quietRIOT
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    lol….i know kids aloud…how funny is that …..doh……..:love:

    #1116756
    globalloon
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    stranger danger!

    april, bear in mind that children are fare, far more likely to be harmed by someone known to them than by a stranger

    having said that, i wouldn’t let young kids play in the street alone.. it’s just not very constructive apart from anything else

    #1137413
    globalloon
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    stranger danger!

    april, bear in mind that children are fare, far more likely to be harmed by someone known to them than by a stranger

    having said that, i wouldn’t let young kids play in the street alone.. it’s just not very constructive apart from anything else

    #1116766
    Linz
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    my daughter is 9 and she is quite responsible for her age. I have taught her to be aware of dangers but she doesn’t go too far.

    It’s tricky coz you cant watch them 24/7 but it sounds like your doing a grand job anyways.

    You know your child and your area where you live so i’m sure you’ll find a happy medium and have ace summer-if it ever stops raining!

    #1137423
    Linz
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    my daughter is 9 and she is quite responsible for her age. I have taught her to be aware of dangers but she doesn’t go too far.

    It’s tricky coz you cant watch them 24/7 but it sounds like your doing a grand job anyways.

    You know your child and your area where you live so i’m sure you’ll find a happy medium and have ace summer-if it ever stops raining!

    #1116772
    Playground Politics
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    i say teach them, instead of just covering them in cotton wool

    #1137429
    Playground Politics
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    i say teach them, instead of just covering them in cotton wool

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