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What age do you think is ok to let your child stay home alone?
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by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:27 PM

It depends more on the child's maturity level more than a number.

I have a child who was ok alone by the age of 12. I ahve a son that is almost 12 and he is no where near ready to be home alone

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM

It depends on the length of time, the particular kid, the area and neighborhood, all sorts of stuff.

tennisgal
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

8 or 9, obviously it depends on the individual child. 

SweetMama823
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM
He does, he just goes in an hour later after elementary. He's a 7th grader.

Quoting Anonymous:

Does the 13 year old not go to school?

Quoting SweetMama823:

My 13yr old stays home alone in the mornings for 20 minutes while i take my younger kids to school. The most he's stayed home alone was for an hour.


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FL2AK
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM
I think at the age of 10 they can be alone for awhile. That is when we started anyway.
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MamaPeanut
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM
14+
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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 8:38 PM
I agree.

Quoting FL2AK:

I think at the age of 10 they can be alone for awhile. That is when we started anyway.
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