Not in this day and age!

@bunnybon7 (30013)
Holiday, Florida
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?
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• United States
16 Apr 16
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.
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@marlina (53877)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
I never let my 2 sons go out there selling stuff for school without me accompanying them.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
@marlina You can never be to careful, and the world is just getting worse and worse. I can not believe there are people out there who trust the outside world that much..
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
good for you. you are a great parent. mine are grown and I still drive them nuts over being careful. lol
• United States
16 Apr 16
tryin' times these days 'n i'd surely not let my young'uns outta my sight if'n i lived'n the city. that bein' said...mine were allowed to go 'round here 'bout a mile - 's far's my binoculars could see, lol.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Apr 16
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
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@louievill (14665)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
My grandmother did not even allow me to just cross the street in front of our house alone, we were always accompanied by adults, i raised my kids the same way
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
good you take excellent care. wish all parents were like us
@marlina (53877)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Those parents would probably the first ones to cry on TV if something bad happens.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Apr 16
I imagine. hate to think of how guilty they feel. wonder why they think it won't happen to them.
@sharon6345 (87783)
• United States
16 Apr 16
Some of them I would not let kay sell at all. The others I would go with her to family and friends. If I am a nervous wreck now over her at 21 you can imagine my worry at that age. Kids can be robbed and kidnapped.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Apr 16
yes full grown it is dangerous. can never figure why someone would let the younger ones go without a group or adult
@Jdaw1985 (4056)
• Harrells, North Carolina
20 Apr 16
That is not good at all. Schools now days even say to sell to family and friends and not to go door to door selling.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
I didn't know that. I have been out of the loop so long
@Jdaw1985 (4056)
• Harrells, North Carolina
20 Apr 16
@bunnybon7 Yes i have 3 school age children that are in a younger grade. And it is looking after the children and the parents. Because as you said women also are taken.
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@fishtiger58 (27169)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Apr 16
Mine would not be out there alone either. Mine were not given their freedom until they were in high school.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
me to and I was still a bit protective.
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@fishtiger58 (27169)
• Momence, Illinois
21 Apr 16
@bunnybon7 I was too, still am even though they are grown men now. It's just how we mom's roll.
@peavey (15033)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I think it might depend on the neighborhood, but even then, I would be with them at a distance. Parents might have been in a car, watching and waiting for them.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
that is what I thought. but I looked for a while and saw no one watching them but me. lol
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@peavey (15033)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@bunnybon7 People should know better in this day and age!
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
17 Apr 16
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.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
yes that would be best. you never know what kind of people are home when they knock
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Apr 16
@bunnybon7 True, that is another important aspect that I did not mention on the response.
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@acelawrites (9000)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Their parents could be so trusting that no harm will happen to the kids. They should not allow it if ever the kids sought their permission to knock on doors and sell.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
maybe they did not know but I would hope they find out and chastise them for it before it is to late
@Scindhia (1983)
• Chennai, India
18 Apr 16
Its too risky to send kids like that to unknown places as you say. What were the parents thinking?!!
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
yes it is so much worse every year and yet people still do it.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
17 Apr 16
I don't let my boys out by themselves
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
I never did either
@LadyDuck (98565)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
I agree with you, it is not safe to let kids go around knocking at the doors of unknown people. This is something that I would not accept.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
it really is hard to figure parents that allow that. glad there are some that realize the danger. it is a wonder more don't get grabbed inside and killed. awful thought
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@richnonai (501)
• Pattaya, Thailand
17 Apr 16
Hi Bunny! Yeah, it is pretty sad that kids have to have an adult with them at all times for safety. And even when a perp does get caught and sent to jail, he or she never seem to have to complete their entire sentence.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
yes so many have gotten out and do it again. even when they have killed. that is the worst
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@Auntylou (4415)
• Oxford, England
16 Apr 16
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
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 16
I know most things were not as dangerous then but it still happened. my mom cautioned me often.
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@amadeo (37567)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I guess missed most of this.Never had any problem in the sixties with my children.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Apr 16
guess you was lucky like me. but it was happening. just lucky it didn't happen to some. I just did not want to be one it happened to
@Corbin5 (61462)
• United States
16 Apr 16
I would also accompany kids of the ages you mentioned. It is a sad fact that kids are in danger no matter the time of day.
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@bunnybon7 (30013)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Apr 16
that is how it has been for years and gotten worse. so how can people not realize it?