Quoting Mama Rice:" I keep an eye on my kids but not letting them walk on their own is too extreme. One of my DDs classmates ... [snip!] ... that she is safe". Poor girl looked embarrassed. There is an acceptable level of supervision then there is paranoid extreme."
Quoting Mama Rice:" I read that most child abductions are not stranger abductions. 0_o"
Quoting Devil Duckie:" No that is not normal! you need to learn to let that kid go. Otherwise, you're going to be paranoid at every turn and your child won't learn how to care for himself. "