I two boys, 11 & 8. My 11 year old is too old now for after-school care and will have to ride the bus home and stay by himself until we get home from work/school. He's stayed at home by himself for a couple of hours at a time but next summer he'll have to be home all day. It's one of those steps toward your child gaining independence but it's scary.
Also, I've considered allowing my 8 year old to stay at home with his older brother as well, but would that be advisable? Is he too young even though he has his 11 year old brother with him?
I just remember being in kindergarten staying home with my sister that was only 8 or 9 at the time. It would definitely save me in after-school costs if they could both stay home. But I may worry too much about it. Maybe its illegal, I don't know. That's why I'm asking.
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:23 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
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Answer by Darkdevinity at 2:34 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
states have different laws on this http://www.latchkey-kids.com/latchkey-kids-age-limits.htm
I personally would say no younger than 12
Answer by Lynette at 2:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
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