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Please tell me why my almost 10 year old can't look before he crosses the road before I blow a gasket.....

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KerryMum Wed 01-Oct-08 15:14:13

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KerryMum Wed 01-Oct-08 15:26:31

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oeufflorentine Wed 01-Oct-08 18:15:12

Sounds like he's not quite ready yet.

christywhisty Wed 01-Oct-08 19:13:56

I read somewhere once that children don't get road sense until about 11, so he probably hadn't got it yet.

UnfortunatelyMe Wed 01-Oct-08 19:14:58

The safest thing would be to delay his fredom till he DOES look.

noonki Wed 01-Oct-08 19:35:41

We always tell my DSS to remember that he is invisible to cars

and do a lot of road crossing with him, get him to walk with you and every road you come to get him to decide where to cross, when to cross etc and then discuss problems and solultions

tell him until he has safety crossed a set number of roads he is not allowed to cross on his own

then when he does it tell him that if you spot him crossing dangerously he will have to stop going out on his own until he does it all again

it takes a few months to sink in,

and you need to keep reminding them (when in the car point out how hard it is to see people especially at dusk/night time)

KerryMum Wed 01-Oct-08 20:32:30

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