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bloomin door key

stressedmumstressedmum
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
my son has decided he should have a door key because some of his friends do, we just had a chat about it, i still think he is to young and in my eyes he wont be old enough till he is 16 LOL what do yous think??

*edited title hun Wink*


hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
Hi hun, I can't remember how old your son is?? I remember my sister was about 13 when she got a house key, then her and I were "latch key" kids, we would come home from school and she would look after me until our parents got home from work (I was about 10 then)

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
i had one when i started senior school at 11 yrs old as i walked home and my mum wasnt in ffrom work in time

stressedmumstressedmum
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
well my son is 10, 11 at xmas but i still think thats a bit young as i dont finish college till half 4 some days

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
i also remember having a door key in junior school but each child is different - my mum trusted me with a door key and from the sounds of it you dont trust ur son with one and must have good reason hun xx

stressedmumstressedmum
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
its not that i dont trust him hun its more the thought of him walkin home from school himself, the streets are not safe now, and i just think that 3 hrs home alone at 10 yrs old is a long time, maybe im just trying to be to over protective LOL

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
I dont have older children, but i would have thought at 10 that 3 hours maybe is too long Shrug

kelkel
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
obviously its up to you hun, but i think 10 is to young Wink

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
I have to say I agree with the others, I think 10 is a bit young too. I was about 10 but I had my older sister to look after me... I got my own key when I was 11 but my sister was still always there. Good luck with your decision hun, but I think a 10 year old boy left to his own devices could get himself in a bit of trouble Scared

stressedmumstressedmum
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
i have decided he is not having one, not yet any way

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 1 decade 3 months ago
I had a key when I started secondary school. I would pick my brothers up from primary and then walk back with them and cook dinner for when my parents got home at 5.30pm.

I wouldn't let my two have a key at that age, or expect them to cook my dinner! Maybe when they are around 14 for me. I think it will depend on how mature they are.

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