I am obsessed with this Japanese TV show called Hajimete no otsukai. The parents send their children who are under 5 years old on an errand run on their own. The kids are completely safe as there are disguised camera men and random staff members protecting them. Think this would fly in the states?
My favorite episode so far is of a little boy named Kippeikun. Watch and you will just fall in love with him. So adorable. Kids are capable of amazing things if we give them the chance to shine. Note how well-mannered and environmentally friendly he is as well.