Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

At What Age Would You Feel Comfortable About...

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM
  • 36 Replies
Leaving your child home by themselves?
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
melly_v88
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM

like 12 or 13, if they were responsible enough and it wouldnt be for more than an hour or two.

2boysmommy.js
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM
depends. I was around 11 and had a 6yo sis. But i was very mature. My sd is 12 and no where near mature enough.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
ShadowRaven
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:03 PM

It would depend entirely on ds, he's autistic. However I doubt I'd feel comfortable doing it before 13 or so, and most states have laws about how old a child has to be in order to leave them home alone (usually around 12-13).

PeaceMuch
by Kali on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM

 WA state law is 12. But I think it depends on maturity. Who knows if they will be ready by then.

lexismum03
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM

 Me and dh were talking about this yesterday. Him and one of the othre deputies had been discussing it. I say 11-12.  He thought maybe 10 I say no way. the other deputy said he was left home alone at 8 and that is a definite NO. We weill see when It comes to that time, DD will be 8 next month.

Sam.Marie
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:09 PM

 12-13

kmyoung90
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM

15 ish.

Tara922c
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Maybe at 12 for a an hour or so. Not over night until 18. I really think it depends on the kid.

Momof4kids9621
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM
I agree with pp, it depends on the kids, but my older dd, will be allowed to as soon as it's legal. My 2nd dd, idk she don't have the common sence like my older one does.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
MrsUski10
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM

 It depends on how mature she is at this point, but I would think 13 or 14 would be an okay age to leave her alone at home for a short period of time.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)