he didn’t always make the conversation weirdly sexual…maybe he’s just a really immature, awkward kid who is flexing his ‘man’ muscles…(They don’t smell all that great, either.) She learned to stand up for herself when boys started taking pictures of her with their cell phone…
Since Day One she has begged to walk alone to school.
At age 6, without older siblings/friends, I just couldn’t see that happening.
and the boys learned to not mess with The Divine Miss O!
About a month and a half ago, a Grade 8 boy from her school started walking home from school with her.
provided with access to Sex Offender Registries by the Federal or State government/s..
Most of you would agree with us that jail is the best place for convicted sex offenders.FACT is that many live in unsuspecting communities including near schools/playgrounds etc..But rather than saying no, I outlined for her what I had to see that let me see she was ready to walk to school by herself: Looking both ways before crossing the street, crossing with confidence, being aware of time, etc., etc.We role-played every conceivable situation from the cute kitten in someone’s yard, to the older kid who tries to push her around. Prior to that, we had no idea which kids from her school , if any, lived near us. She was born when I was 43 and I did not fit in with my mothering peers.I felt constantly judged, simply because I believe that kids are lot more capable than we give them credit for.Besides that, I was just too tired to micromanage her! As an older mom with health issues, I needed to know she’d be fine without me.