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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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diane-b
by Bronze Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM
For sure!!!!😜


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

Never lol, by the time they are old enough they need to be watched for other reasons.


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momof3jam
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM

 I'd say 10-12 for like an hour or two.

TTC2Long
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Haven't gotten there- ds is 2 lol, but I think I was 11/12.
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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Mine left me alone at 10 with ny baby sister:)

Quoting msmom29:

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.

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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM
This is what I think.

Quoting momof3jam:

 I'd say 10-12 for like an hour or two.

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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM
Dont start now. Jk

Quoting TTC2Long:

Haven't gotten there- ds is 2 lol, but I think I was 11/12.
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Luna091306
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

 Depends on how long and what time of day. I would be okay leaving dh's 12 and 11 year old alone during the day for a couple of hours. I wouldn't leave them overnight or for a long period of time though.

Sandiekd21
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM

It would depend on the maturity of the child.
Right now, my kids are all WAY too young for it (6, 4 and 2), though.

TxMommyOfBoys
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM
My oldest (very mature 10 year old) hates going to childcare at the gym. He begs me to leave him home for about an hour. Dh says it's fine. .he has a cell phone and knows the neighbors. Just wondering what others thought.
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LntLckrsCmQut
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

There is absolutely no reason for me to leave my children home alone.

My kids are 17 and 5.

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