Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone

Would you leave your 9 year old child in the middle of a city and hope they’d find their way home? The answer to that question might not be as straightforward as you might think.

“I left my 9-year-old at Bloomingdale’s a couple weeks ago. Last seen, he was in first floor handbags as I sashayed out the door.

This is a thought provoking article by Lenore Skenazy published in The New York Sun from April 1,2008.

Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone

1 Comment

  • She’s got a point, and I in no way know the limitations of a 9 year olds brain, for me personally I think 9 is a little young – could be that I couldn’t foresee miss6 having that capability in 3 years with her delays, time will tell I guess as miss4, master1 and miss0 get older I suppose…

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