Need to let him grow.

Need to let him grow.

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:37 pm

Well, our son is 6yrs. old. Gets bored being home with Mom & Dad all of the time. No other kids his age on our block. He has a classmate that lives down the street and is always asking to go down and play. We live in a relatively quiet neighborhood with little traffic so we finally let him ride down to his friends house on his own, while we stood on the side of the road watching. He has always been taught to ride on the side of the road and to stop at the stop signs and look for cars. I guess we were just a little nervus watching him leave on his own for the 1st time. He did very well. Turns out his friend was getting ready to leave to go to Mc'Ds and he rode straight back home. We are very proud of him. I guess you have to let them grow up sometime.

Jeff
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Re: Need to let him grow.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:10 pm

Good for you, nice you live in an area you can do that. Glad to see someone has not lost their mind. Too many parents these days try to insulate their children from everything. You hear the phrase "You can't do that these days". Untrue, the same predators and other dangers were just as real years ago if not worse. The difference now is more people are aware of it because of the media.
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Re: Need to let him grow.

PostBy: BillMarti On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:16 pm

The parents should always be the childs best friend 2nd to being a parent. Proverb 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.Their is no such thing as an overly protective parent you have a great influence on your child but peers tend to "usually" have an adverse influence if not closely monitored.
Get to know his playmates parents so you can know what kind of character the child has and what influence it'll have on your child. I hope this helps.


Bill S.
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Re: Need to let him grow.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:17 pm

Too many parents these days try to insulate their children from everything.


I have a neighbor with a young son, probably almost middle school age. I have never seen him out on the road riding a bicycle!

And you are right, Bill-parent 1st, friend 2nd.
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Re: Need to let him grow.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:00 pm

They call them "Play Dates" now. We live out in the boonies, so anytime our 7 year-old wants to play with a friend, they have to set up "Play-Dates". We have to drive him to the friends house, or the friend gets driven to our house. Unfortunately, there aren't any close friends that he can walk to. Speed limit in on our road is 45, and cars consistently do 60, so no way he is going to ride his bike somewhere. Yes, when I was a kid, I road my bike on the exact same roads, BUT back then, we could ride for miles and only get passed by a car or two. These days, the stream of cars coming out of one town going to another town, has all but choked our little back roads with traffic. :mad:
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