My Kid Wants To Walk and Stay Home Alonr
08/17/2011 at 16:42 PM

My daughter is in 7th grade. She has been going to daycare and hates it. She says it is very embarrasing and says all her friends walk home and stay home alone. I dont really trust her but she keeps on bringing it up. She is very smart and has common sense. She is mature and I know some people who would show up in emergency. She would have to stay home for 3 hours but I dont know if she is able to take care of herself at home. 98% of the reason I am not letting her stay home and walk alone is because I am scared of predators. We live in a relativley safe town but I dont want to take chances.

I know this is going to sound harsh, but if you choose to have a relationship with a decent man who has children, it will never, ever be about just you and him.

Even if you are one of the few who maintains a first marriage throughout your life; if you have children it will never again be about just you and him.