How much freedom at what age??
How much freedom do you give your boys when they are in middle school? The last month I have been allowing my ds to ride his bike around the neighborhood with friends, walk to local parks with friends, walk to the local ice cream shop with friends, etc. Some of his friends have check in times when they have to stop home. Some just have curfews. I like to know where he is going so I have more of a "you can go there and then come straight home before going anywhere else" thing instead of letting him wander aimlessly around the neighborhood. And then one of his friends (who is in 8th grade) is not allowed to go anywhere. He can have friends over playing outside his house, but is not allowed to go anywhere else unless his older brother goes with him.
Just wanted some imput on what you all think. This is all kind of new to me with him and my way worked fine with sd's, but seems to be more of a struggle with ds.