QUOTE (holy_j @ 09/07/2011, 11:59 AM)
Karla, your post makes no sense.
Sorry, it made sense to me after a few wines last night.
What I was trying to say was that different kids require different levels of supervision. It's all good and well to say "oh I'm such a cool parent because I let my kids play outside Woolies unsupervised" and to accuse other parents who don't of being "too careful" but the fact is that different kids need different parenting. Even if I wanted to allow my kids to do the things you listed when my kids are that age, there's no way I could with my twins. And I can guarantee that even you would think the same if you had to parent them.
I do try to prevent them running through the bushes, falling down the stairs, I'm just not very good at being in more than one place at the one time. And the thought of someone considering me a free range parent is hilarious and has my husband in stitches.
ETA - my twins have ASD and totally lack that natural self-preservation that most kids have. They know how to walk up and down stairs safely, but they have no inclination to do it. They have both fallen down the stairs more than once, but still have not learnt the lesson I have been trying desperately to teach them about staying safe on the stairs. They have incredibly high pain thresholds and no fear, and it is a bloody scary combination in kids.
This post has been edited by ~Karla~: 09/07/2011, 08:17 PM