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Safe Kids

My oldest child started Secondary (high) school recently and has just started walking to and from school on her own. I keep it well hidden, but I do worry about her until she gets back to her own home where I know she’s safe and protected. I remember very clearly, the day we put up baby stairway gate at the very top, and at the bottom of our stairs.

She had just started walking, and her inquisitive nature took a particular liking to that set of steps. As any responsible parent would, we decided that it was time to invest in some baby gates. This was eleven and a half years ago and we’ve come a long way from kids-proofing our home with furniture pads and pet gates.

Life is so easy when you know just what to get to protect them, isn’t it? What kind of gate do you buy for an eleven year old?


•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I'm glad my kids are older now! Nothing more important than child proof our home.

Middle Ditch said...

How far does she have to walk to school? And is she with a group of other children?

I worried stiff when mine were embarrassed to be walked to the school bus by me and at first I followed at a safe distance and hid in the bushes until they had boarded the bus. They still don't know this and I have no plans to tell them yet but wait until this will happen to them. LOL

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Monique, her school is 20 minutes away. We were totally against little kids having mobile phones, but we gave her one when she started so we could keep in contact.

She has 3 friends who live further away and their parents give them a lift to ours because we live on a main road. They walk up to school together. You don't know how pleased I am about this (but I would never let on).

You're right, they don't understand what we go through until they have their own kids.

Unknown said...

I know, and if we let on how worried we are they look at us as if we 1) do not trust them and 2) are nuts!
I have often advised children and now grandchildren that it is not them I do not trust, but all the nuts that are running loose.

Unknown said...

Safety is always a priority with parents tho at times we hide our concern, we're always mindful.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Thanks, Judy and KTSG for dropping by. Will visit you soon.

Bill S. said...

After raising four daughters the safety nets include:
1. Call me whenever you are in an uncomfortable situation.
2. If in danger from other people, fake illness.
3. Help them build self confidence in themselves.
4. Make sure both she and you enjoy your time together - they grow up much too soon.

Thanks for sharing.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Sounds like a good plan, Bill.


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