My friends think I'm too overprotective.
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|Thu, 06-17-2004 - 9:21am|
I have started letting him go swim at the pool by himself, but I do go over very shortly. I'm still not comfortable with him over there for any length of time, even with the lifeguards.
ONe thing my friend's are teasing me about is overnight camp. My kids go to a day camp in the summer and next week, they are taking the 4th/5th graders to Wisconsin to a "real camp" with other groups. The counselors are high school/college kids. I don't know these kids at all. I don't know the camp. I don't know the facilities. I don't know what they do all day. Do they go canoing? Who is watching the kids to make sure they are safe. These seem to be the places that you are just asking for child molestation. I'm just not comfortable with it and I'm one of only 2 moms that aren't letting their kids go for the 2nd time this year. DS doesn't like it. My friends are saying that he'll probably just go wild when he's older because I'm controlling. What do you think? When is a good time to let them go to camps out of state.
I remember reading about the incident in NJ (?) last fall about the football camp where 13/14 year old boys were molested and sodomized by the 16/17 year old counselors in their cabins!!! And they were 13 and 14. Do you remember reading that?
Anyway, any thoughts or opinions?