Independence day is never the time to watch over your children and make sure after they play with Roman Candles all their limbs are still attached, that would be over parenting. It is the time to enjoy the friends that only come over when you offer free food, beer, and $1000 in fireworks. Nothing drives Mommy crazier then Daddy giving all the kids in the neighborhood sparklers and then run away because he is to busy showing off in front of his fair weather friends. Once night falls and the time to light off fireworks has arrived make sure to never create a safe perimeter from the explosives and the kids. By allowing the children to be right next to the fireworks it teaches them valuable survival skills like fire is dangerous and when Daddy says duck, he really means it.