Would you allow your kids to go swimming fully clothed on thier own if they ask you if they cloud do it for a bit of fun or woul you sooner that you whent with them?
For me i would let my daughter do it on her own if she wanted to on the conditon that the next time I cloud go with her.
I think it depends on the age of the daughter, and if there were trusted supervision. Not just for modesty, but for safety. Children drown all the time and if it were a teenage daughter who , I knew could swim, as long as there is supervision for safety I wouldn't have a problem with it.
But young children I would go with them. whether they could swim or not. Just safety conscious.
I know I was dropped off lots at the park swimming pool but there were life guards and usually an adult around who my parents knew. I could swim but by no means was a strong swimmer. But we lived in a small town and my parents knew the adults who were present.
I imagine if they didn't know them I probably wouldnt have gotten to go alone.
I agree with Diane. Is there a lifeguard there? Safety would be my first concern. Why would you make her swim in clothes instead of a swimsuit? That sounds plain uncomfortable. If it is a modesty issue, they have swimsuits that are modest and even old fashioned ones you can buy online that cover everything but your calves made for those following the modesty movement. Use your best judgment on this issue that aligns with your beliefs but doesn't make your child uncomfortable.
If your concern is boys, then I would do the opposite of what you're suggesting. I would go with her the first few times and see how she handles herself in a group with mixed genders. Then, if there was other adult supervision that I trusted, I would probably let her go with them. All this is dependent on age. My 18 year old can do things my 15 year old cannot. I used to be a lot stricter with my girls, but I'm starting to realize that if you don't begin to give them a bit of freedom, they just get sneaky about what they do. It's much better to give them small tastes of freedom and see how they handle it and increase as they earn it.
All that said, there are some situations that I would still say no to. For example, a high school pool party at a house where no parents are home. My kids aren't going and if I find out they sneaked, I will go in and pull them out and embarrass them in front of their friends. I also will phone all the parents I know and send the kids home. Haven't had to face that situation yet with my 18-year-old, but that is what I would do.
by CLOTHEDSWIMMER 11 years ago
BY FULLY CLOTHED I MEEN IN SHOES AND SOCKS AS WELL
by H C Palting 10 years ago
Do you agree with unsupervised kids under 18 being out after 9p.m. on school nights? Why or why not?Would you allow your child to "hang out" anywhere outside your home or their friend's homes without parental supervision or do you allow your child(ren) more freedom? Do you worry about...
by Cindy Lawson 8 years ago
Is it okay to allow your teenage daughter to sleep over with her boyfriend in your house?Would you allow your teenage daughter to bring her boyfriend back to your house to stay overnight with her?
by Kevon Scott 9 years ago
Should a mother allow her 13 yr old child to smoke cigarettes or weed and display a tattoo?Some mothers nowadays just don't want their kids to remain kids. They openly let their children smoke and drink as if it was meant for them to do. Is this a fine line in the desert for you?
by JP Carlos 4 years ago
Would you allow your child to date someone 10 years older than her/him?I have a friend who has a 16 year old daughter who is currently dating 26 year old guy. If you're the parent, would you allow this?
by romper20 12 years ago
I don't have pre teen children, but I say spank away.
Copyright © 2023 The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of The Arena Platform, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|