Home alone

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Registered: 07-11-2010
Home alone
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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 11:05pm
At what age do you think it's appropriate to leave your kids at home alone?
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Registered: 05-30-2008
In reply to: h_money
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 10:10am
Hi and welcome! That is a great question! I think it has more to do with the maturity of the child and not necessarily the age. Now, that being said, I would never leave my kiddos alone before at least 12. How old are your kiddos?
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Registered: 10-08-2004
In reply to: h_money
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:50pm

I wasn't left at home alone till I was 13 (had entered middle school) that being said I agree with Dana, it has to do with maturity not with age so much.

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Registered: 05-30-2008
In reply to: h_money
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 8:30pm
Those are excellent points, Rebekah. I might be more inclined to leave mine alone at an earlier age now that we have moved back to my hometown. Nothing is more than 5 minutes away.