Were You Allowed To Do These Five Things When You Were 10-Years Old?

Times have certainly changed!

September 20, 2018

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A lot of people say kids aren't as independent these days because of helicopter parents. So, let's take a look at this recent parenting survey PR Newswire shared and see how much times have actually changed or stayed the same...

Over 1,000 parents were asked about five different activities and if they'd let a 10-year-old son or daughter do them today without supervision. Here's what they had to say:

1.  Would you let your 10-year-old stay home alone for an hour or two?  53% said they did it by the time they were 10 years old. However, only 36% said it's okay for kids today.  

2.  Would you let your kid walk or bike to school alone?  68% did it, but only 43% would let their kids do it now.

3.  Playing at a public park on their own?  51% did it as kids, but only 26% would let their kids do it now.

4.  Play in the yard without an adult.  91% did it and most are still ok with it. 78% would let their kids do it today.


5.  Go trick-or-treating on Halloween without an adult?  44% did it when they were kids, but only 24% would let their own kids do it today.