I just read a man in Florida was arrested for leaving his 9 and 10 year old daughters home alone. One was injured, and I guess the guy was on a date.. Which is whatever to me, at least he wasn't out doing drugs.
my dd is 13 and I do leave her home alone, not for extended periods of time, but I started letting her stay home when she was 10... We started out on short shopping trips, but never more than an hour or two. Hell, she babysits for some families in our neighborhood now... Alone.
I remember walking home with my brother from kindergarten (I was 5, he was 6).
We live near Miami, and my neighborhood growing up wasn't the best... Where I live now is a much better area.
do you leave your kids alone? If not, at what age do you think is appropriate?