I am a mother of a 12 year old son and I am very nervous about mall safety. I don't allow him to go to the bathroom on his own. When he is in there on his own, I have no idea what is happening.
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I agree that we should choose our locations carefully. I worry about times when I am on my own with my son and I can't go in with him. Thank you for sharing.
That is exactly what concerns me. I am happy to hear I am not the only Mom concerned about this.
I completely understand and this is why I wrestle with this. My fear is fighting my logic which is why I posed the question. I have received some great advice.
I agree it scares me because I feel separated from him. I would love to see more of those family room type bathrooms so that I can look in to see that nobody is in there and then stand sentry at the door.
I still take my son into the ladies rest room with me and although I have had a sideways look from one or two ladies, most don't even notice us. Thank you for all the great tips.
It is great that you are listening to his needs and feelings. When you are both ready and it is safe, you will know. Thank you for sharing.
I agree, I guess I am holding on but I can't help it. It is the unknown that eats at me. I think I am going to have a chat with him again, about safety and being aware of his surroundings.