14 year olds alone at 11pm

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Registered: 07-25-2011
14 year olds alone at 11pm
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Sun, 06-24-2012 - 9:44am

Is this appropriate?  My14 year old son is living with his father out of state right now.  Dad is single & goes out with his girlfriend every Fri & Sat. night.  Last night at 11pm I talked to my son.  He was alone in the apt. with a friend (also 14) who was sleeping over.  I have met the friend and he's a nice kid.  But who knows when Dad would be home or IF he would be home until the morning.  However, my son said Dad was coming home.  The apt. is in a gated community so it's safe.  I have a problem with it.  They could go on internet & look at God knows what.  However, his Dad doesn't monitor his internet anyway.  My son is in his room all the time with his laptop while Dad sits in his room.  Thanks for feedback.  Pat

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Registered: 08-26-2008
Re: 14 year olds alone at 11pm
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:23am

I think it depends on the maturity of the teen!  I wouldn't have a problem leaving my teen alone.  I think you have to feel comfortable with it....