Not in this day and age!
April 16, 2016 4:01pm CST
I just had 2 kids , a girl about 11 or 12 years and a boy about 9 or 10 yrs. come to my door selling candy bars. yes it is daylight. I did not see a car around or an adult. and of course I did buy a couple. and they went on down the street stopping at other neighbors doors. If they were my kids, I don't care what the prize was, I would be with them or they would not go. Even when mine were growing up in '70's and 80's I would not let them because there was kids grabbed in broad daylight and women also. What do you think about this?
15 people like this
• United States
That is crazy!! Even me growing up in the 90s my grandma would go every where with me when I was selling things (and that was a lot because of jrotc and band etc) - i actually do not remember a time that i walked the neighborhood by myself - my kids are 6 and 8 but even if they were older they are not going to be knocking on doors without me being right there beside them.
• Holiday, Florida
it can happen even in the country and small towns. I was always so scared for mine. people said I was to protective and wasn't letting them grow up. they may be right because they grew up but most are paranoid themselves and don't trust much except this one. she was always hard to keep down. lol
• Bhubaneswar, India
But then, kids of today, seem to be more confident and more courageous that what I was when I was their age. We cannot neglect that fact. But that said, it is still too young for them to get into such stuff in today's times where not only crimes, but also accidents can happen almost anytime, anywhere. Personally, I would always accompany my daughter or ensure her mom is with her.
• Oxford, England
I grew up in a small cul de sac where all the neighbours knew each other and there were no passing strangers. We used to make perfume(?) out of rose petals and water and try to sell it outside our house. With my boys, we are in a busy urban setting and I never let them go house to house, even at Halloween