How old before you leave them in the car alone?

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Registered: 03-22-2007
How old before you leave them in the car alone?
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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 12:17am

I was just curious how old will your kids have to be before you'll leave them in the car when you go into a store?

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Registered: 06-22-2010
Sun, 03-27-2011 - 6:49am

I've been wondering that one too but was afraid to ask cuz all the questions I've aready asked!! I think 12 is the OK age to me. & that's just to run into a store quickly where I can still see her. & she'll be locked in the car. I wonder how old wil she be before I leave her to run into someplace like Wal-Mart? I have no clue. 16? LOL

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Registered: 02-08-2011
Thu, 03-31-2011 - 3:18pm
That's a tough one. I think 12 is about the right age. I don't think I'd allow a child any younger than that to stay in the car by themselves. I don't think you are too overprotective- I just don't think you can be too safe these days!
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Registered: 06-17-2005
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 7:59pm

That is a VERY good question.

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 12:26pm
I always worry about what trouble they can get into by themselves, fighting and such, when they would be alone in that situation.

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