My son, 12, just started jr. high and wants to stay alone after school until I get home (3 hours). Right now I make him go to the library and stay until I pick him up, although I found out on Friday the library closes @ 5. What do you think?
Answer by mellonhead at 3:40 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:57 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by QandA at 12:03 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
My children are too young for this to be a concern yet so I haven't looked into the laws. BUT I have been told at 11 they can stay at home alone and at 12 they can watch siblings. To me this does make sense as a 12 year old is allowed to babysit other peoples children and get paid for it.
That being said I think it totally depends on your son and your relationship with him. Do you think he is ready? If so then I think you should sit down and talk about a trial period where you try letting him staying home alone and together you come up with the rules that govern what he is allowed to do while alone and what you are uncomfortable with...ie. having friends over
Answer by bookworm23 at 10:10 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by justnancyb at 10:18 AM on Sep. 12, 2010
Answer by emerald53197 at 12:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Next question overall
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