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what age do you let daughter walk to school, age 8

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dobbybono Mon 12-Sep-11 14:03:08

My daughter has suddenly become fairly independant and wants to walk to breakfast school by herself. she has no other kid to walk with nearby.Is this too young,is there a law on it?

An0therName Mon 12-Sep-11 14:06:51

no law that I am aware of - what do other children do at the school and what does the school expect - in my school KS2 could if parents were happy go home on their own - my main consideration would be any roads she had to crosss and how far it is.

ravenc Mon 12-Sep-11 14:07:51

My dd is 9 and i have just allowed her to walk to school mind we live not even 5 mins from school but she still has to cross v busy road i have been walking to the top of the street last week just to check she is ok, she wants to do it her self this week im not sure i want to let go. I would say 8 is fine i should of done it last year and lots of the kids round here walk them selves.
Maybe tag along behind her untill she gets used to it.

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