Wait, What? You Shouldn’t Cross the Street Until What Age?
Do we baby our kids too much? I think the answer is yes. Here is some proof.
In the latest study from The Daily Mail, kids apparently should not cross the street alone until their at least 14 years old.
Shocking statistics show that there were a high number of street accidents involving kids from ages 6-12.
The study indicates that kids cannot correctly judge the speed of cars passing by until about the age of 14. So, the old saying "Look both ways before you cross the street" just isn't enough anymore.
We decided to talk about this. Is this just a study to empower helicopter parents or does it hold some validity?
In theory, how can you accurately judge the speed of a vehicle if you've never driven a car?
Here's what some of you had to say:
Honestly, I'm surprised anyone of us survived the 80's and 90's considering how dangerous the crap we would do was. Yet, we made it. As for the judgement of car speed, if you've never driven and have no sense of speeds than sure i kinda get that. But if you cant judge that a car is far enough away so that you can take 5-8 steps within 3-4 seconds than maybe you should just stay away from roads. I mean come on, wouldn't crossing the road be considered a life skill?
My 2 1/2 Year old granddaughter looks both ways on my street which is private and rarely has a car driving down it. We are making our children into idiots.
"Studies" like this makes my blood boil.
What do you think?