My kids go outside and play in the backyard. We are in a cul de sac, so we know all the neighbors. I will watch my younger ones when they ride their bikes out front though.Quoting Cher, "If I could turn back time"
Lucky or unlucky I never had kids, so I didn't have to shelter anyone. When my step son was about 8-10, I couldn't get him or his older brother to go outside when they visited.