Question: home alone??

At what age do you let your child stay home by themselves?


Advice from Schoolfamily

Lisa @ School Family writes:
Don't think there is a hard and fast answer to this. Every state has different guidelines to what is acceptable. More importantly, it depends on the child and their maturity level. Many towns or schools offer classes for kids about staying home alone - think this is a great idea to give you and your child confidence about moving to this next stage. Here is an article that you may find helpful: Follow State Guidelines if Your Child Is Home Alone
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