Tuesday, 10 May 2011
I grew up having to report the who, what, when, where, and why before an outing would be considered and required to check in constantly once it was underway. My husband was allowed to go anywhere he wanted without having to report a thing.
We're looking for a happy medium when it comes to our future school-age children going out with friends or other families. I'm thinking I'd at least want know who they were with, when they planned on returning, and how I could contact them if necessary.
I know younger kids may not know this stuff and older kids tend to lie about it, so I'm wondered if there's anything you can do to prevent this or it's just part of the territory you have to deal with. I don't want to be overprotective like my parents or borderline negligent like his.
How does your family keep track of where the children are, and how does it differ depending on the children's ages or circumstances?