Home > Kids > Values and Responsibilities > Fostering Independence > Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...

8 of 13
what is the right age, friends at mall

...Be Dropped Off at the Mall with Friends


Much to Mom and Dad's dismay, there comes a time when it's just "not cool" to go to the mall, the movies, or Main Street with parents. But safety is always a concern.

Q: When is it okay for kids to be dropped off to hang out unsupervised with friends at the mall, the movies, or another public place?

2% 

Under age 10

7% 

Age 10-11

35% 

Age 12-13

56% 

Age 14 or older

503 Total votes cast.

Next: ...Wear Makeup

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.