how do you prepare a child to stay home alone
My cousins daughter is 12 and a very responsible little girl I actually feel that she was capable to stay home alone a long time ago she has always been wise beyond her years and very mature. My cousin has 2 younger kids ages 6 and 4 but the 12 year old will not be watching them they go to their paternal grandparents house after school. My cousin has finally decided to allow her 12 year old to stay home for the hour and a half after school gets ot and before she gets off work but she wants to do trials and pose all kinds of situations and have ppl knock on the door to test her etc.
Since I have a long way to go mine is only 6 and she is quite a bit less mature then other 6 year olds I don't anticipate going through this for quite a while but I was curious about the preparation because my cousin does seem to go over the top on most things so I was wondering what you all have done or will do in preparation of a child staying home alone for short periods to run errands and such