Tina Boster

=====I'm not going to let my toddler just walk across the street by himself
and 'trust' that he will make it across unharmed.=====

That all depends on the street. My daughter did cross the street all by
herself when she was two. It was a quiet residential side street, and I had
already checked to make sure no cars were coming. Now at four, she knows
which streets are safe to cross and which are not, and she is fully capable
of looking for cars on her own. Driveways were still a little tricky a year
ago, but she can handle those now, too.

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