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How old is ok?

Anonymous
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I left my 11 yo ds and 9 yo ds home alone today. They both have cell phones and tablets. I used fring to video chat once and cell phone to talk three times in a 3 hour period. Would you do it or not?

I should add that they are both pretty mature. They know how to call 911. They're pretty commonsensical.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Depends on your state.
BoxxyBabee
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM
I would wait til 13
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM
I wouldn't till at least 16. And even then I would have to call and check on them
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM

 

Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on your state.

 Currently only 3 states have a rule against ages and kids staying home alone. It is not every state.

stephiebugg
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM

 Probably not. I think I'll wait till my kids are older than that. I don't know for sure they are almost 3 and 5 now so it's not something I've thought about. I think I was 12 or so before I was home alone.

Fields456
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM
This plus the kids


Quoting Anonymous:

Depends on your state.

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mommy_2_be_2010
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Huh?
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LucyHarper
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Not for three hours no. Maybe the 11 year old, but not the nine year old. At that age, I wouldn't leave them any more than half an hour at the most.

darnette
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Anything with a teen in the name should be fine
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