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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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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM
How old are his brothers?

Quoting Beautiful31mom:

My 14 yo has stayed home alone since he was like 12. He often babysits his brothers
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beerebelly
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM

 

Quoting LoveMyLos:

Legally 13.

 Your state has a legal age?

TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM
I dont think texas does.

Quoting beerebelly:

 


Quoting LoveMyLos:

Legally 13.

 Your state has a legal age?

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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM
Bump!
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mrswillie
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM

DEpends on the child

beerebelly
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM

 Most don't. I do know in Illinois it is 14. I would hate that.

Quoting TxMommyOfBoys:M

I dont think texas does.

Quoting beerebelly:

 


Quoting LoveMyLos:

Legally 13.

 Your state has a legal age?

 

Lizardannie1966
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM

This, plus whatever the laws are in your individual state.

Quoting Anonymous:

10 or 12 depending on maturity level.


msmom29
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM

my parents used to leave me alone all the time, when i was like 12 i think, they would be gone all day on the weekends, all i did was watch tv. I knew how to cook, and if i needed anythng i could have called someone, and if really needed something and couldnt get ahold of anyone i could have gone to the neigbors. I think if my kids are mature eough at that age i will will them home alone, for an hour or two.

southern.momof2
by Pirate on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Depends on the child's maturity level. My son is 8 and nowhere near ready!
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Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM

That's the age for babysitting, not staying home alone.

Quoting beerebelly:

 Most don't. I do know in Illinois it is 14. I would hate that.

Quoting TxMommyOfBoys:M

I dont think texas does.

Quoting beerebelly:

 


Quoting LoveMyLos:

Legally 13.

 Your state has a legal age?

 


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