Giving your school-aged children some freedom

Despite the advent of podcasts, blogs and other forms of digital media, radio is still a great place for holding live discussions and debate. Just yesterday I was involved in a very interesting discussion on Radio 5 Live about how much freedom you should give your school-aged children. The result was rather like what’s happening in Parliament with Brexit: There was very little consensus whatsoever between the three of us who were chatting about the issue.

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Is there a correct age to allow a school-aged child to walk home from school alone, catch a bus or go shopping? What’s your opinion? Pic credit: Kristina V on Unsplash.
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