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Single working mom/Young teen at home alone during summer! Help!

my sister is divorced and works full-time, often until 6:30 in the evening. My 14 year old niece is out of scoop for summer and home alone. As she is too young to work or drive, what can she do to keeP busy and out of trouble? She has proven To be too irresponsible to stay at home alone or babysit. Help!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • have her go to a friends house that has a parent is home maybe give the parent some $ for food so she can stay busy with friend but be supervised

    Answer by LILTIGERS at 11:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Find a place for her to voluneer. There are plenty of opportunities and some can be fun especially in the time summer time. Look at Y and summer camps for needs.

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 11:49 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Find a Big Brother/Big Sister program for her to get involved in. If you live in the same town, step up and take your niece in when she's needing supervision.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:44 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

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    Answer by sherribeare at 12:11 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Are there any summer day camps or summer school fun classes she can attend? What about the YMCA - they usually offer programs. Even if it is half day ...

    Answer by tasches at 12:13 PM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • Have her volunteer or join a mentorship program where she's helping youth or can you have her with you?

    Answer by mom2mybabes at 1:20 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • We are sending our 15 year old to camp for eight weeks

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:34 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

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    Answer by semipsychobaker at 11:07 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • YMCA has junior counselor programs for the summer. If she has proven herself to be irresponsible, I sure wouldn't let her stay home alone all day all summer long.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:17 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Take her to a family members house where there is an adult. I did that with both my children until they got older they won't like it but it's safer for you both and keeps her out of trouble

    Answer by dusty1962 at 7:33 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

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