at what age can kids be unsupervised?
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|Tue, 06-22-2004 - 7:42pm|
His 11 year old son is allowed to be at home alone every day after school at his mom's house. We do not agree with this but my BF has not (IMO) put up much of a fight feeling he doesn't have control on "her" residnetial time. Recently on "his" night (weds) he went to pick up the 11 year old and found that he was at the park, with a bunch of other 11 year olds, with not one parent supervising. Clearly all of the parents seem to think it's ok. The child is struggling with school, the mom has him very overscheduled (basketball, hockey and trumpet) and just added to it with a guitar. He is unable to do his homework on his own and she'll stay up till 2am helping him which I think is just making the problem worse.
He's a great kid who is drowning at school and I want to help him, and his dad, with out badmouthing the mom pr making his dad more upset with her than he already is.
First of all, what do you you all think of being unsupervised at that age ( I know I won't allow it for my boys who are 3 and 5, they'll be at the daycare they are at before and after school through 6th grade) and secondly any idea's on how to support these important guys in my life?