There comes a time when all children will start asking for more independence. They may start by asking to go to out on their own or with friends. They may want to stay at home alone, instead of going out with their parents.
When is it ok to allow your child more freedom? At what age can your child be left at home alone? How do you teach your children to be safe and streetwise? What if they get in with the wrong crowd or join a gang? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the following videos which are full of tips and advice by experts, parents and children themselves.
As the parent, you will know your child better than anyone and, if you don't think your child is ready or mature enough for the type of independence they are asking for, it is better to follow your instincts.