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How old were you children when you let them

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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... stay home by themselves?

Both for 1.) a quick errand (like 15-20mins)
and for 2.) a long while (like a few hours/overnight?)
by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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maecntpntz219
by on Jul. 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I'll let you know! Sometimes my 5 year old (6 in 2 weeks) will stay inside alone while I walk the dog but I don't go far. We live in an apartment and I literally take him across the parking lot to the grass. I can see our front door at all times.

Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 11:57 AM

My DD is 10 and I don't do that as of yet

egyptian_mommy
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM
We haven't reached that point yet. Still have a few years.
achorney
by Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

10

13

IloveNCIS
by New Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM

My 8 year old stays home alone but we also live in an RV park and his aunt lives right next door and a very good friend lives on the other side of me. If neither one of them are home I do not allow him to stay home alone.

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jul. 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM
I'll let you know when we get to that point.
natural_s
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM

My oldest not until they were like 13 and my youngest ones only can stay home if one of the teens are there and that is if I will not be gone too long.

SweetPea2004
by Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Nine
momofnatalie
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 6:22 PM

My oldest is 4 so we have a long ways to go. 

mom2jessnky
by Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM

My oldest was 10 when I started letting her stay home alone for certain amounts of time. She doesn't like to go grocery shopping so I let her stay home for that (she's almost 12 now), that takes me about an hour to do. 

I haven't done anything longer or overnight yet. My youngest hasn't stayed home alone at all, she's 9.

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