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Preteens: Age for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone - WebMD


Is Your Preteen Ready to Stay Home Alone or to Watch Younger Siblings? ... It's pretty obvious to most parents that a 5-year-old is too young to be left alone in the ... Most experts say that by age 10 or 11, it's OK to leave a child alone for short ...

The legal age you can leave your child home alone (by state ...


Nov 4, 2014 ... Leaving a 9-year-old home alone engrossed in a video game for ten .... I could babysit my siblings at this age for those parameters also.

When can my child stay home alone? | My Precious Kid


Aug 20, 2009 ... So if you are going to leave your 10 year old home alone I suggest the following ... a child should be left alone to watch a younger sibling is 11 year old. ... for babysitting other children is age 12, if the child is mature enough to ...

What age is old enough for children to stay home alone?


At 13 a child can babysit siblings for up to 12 hrs. ...... I also have a 10 year old whom I feel is capable to be home on her own for short periods. but will not leave  ...

When Children Are Old Enough to Stay Home Alone, but Too Young ...


Aug 13, 2008 ... He has just reached that awkward age when he is old enough to stay home ... “ There are child-safety experts who believe some 10-year-olds are quite .... son alone with his younger sister recently — for a half-hour at a time.

CAS Babysitting Guidelines - Halton Children's Aid Society


CAS strongly suggests parents not to leave a child under the age of ten (10) alone. ... enough by the age of 12 years, for instance, to babysit other children. It is ... is 12, not every 12 year old or teenager is mature enough to care for a baby or a child ... Older siblings are not always the best candidates for babysitting a younger...

How to Know When Your Child is Old Enough to Babysit


Jul 28, 2015 ... Some ten year-olds can babysit very well, while other sixteen ... If your child has younger siblings, he or she should treat them well and with ...

Who says a 14-year-old is too young to babysit? - Telegraph


Feb 8, 2011 ... “My 14- year-old daughter looks after her two younger sisters all the time. .... In Norway kids are expected to babysit from the age of 10, and not ...

What is considered to be a safe age to be a babysitter? - Parenting ...


Ten percent had called 911 at some point. ... My 15 year old has been sitting for others for 4 years now. ... sits for parents of friends whose daughter is the same age, but not mature enough to watch her own younger siblings.

Staying home alone | NSPCC


There might not be a specific legal age to leave children alone but it's safe to say ... When leaving a younger child with an older sibling think about what may ... side and arrange some other kind of care for them such as a babysitter or childminder. .... If you have a child between two and four years old, you may be able to get ...

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Mom Arrested for Letting Her 13-yo Babysit Siblings - Free Range Kids


Jun 6, 2012 ... What happened in this particular case is that the 4-year-old sibling some .... leaving my 13 year old to babysit the 3 year old (the 10 year old has his ...... A 13 year old is old enough to have kids, but not old enough to babysit.

At what age would you leave your eldest to babysit the younger ...


Feb 25, 2013 ... I wouldn't allow my 13 year brother to babysit anyone but my sister allows my niece ... there is no 'legal' age at which a child can babysit but if the eldest is under 16 you are ... Last edited by Elaine E(34); 10-03-13 at 11:09.

When are kids old enough to stay home alone? - Circle of Moms


Not sure now if I would have a 10 year old stay and babysit at my house till 3am. .... He is mature enough with his sister around but by himself he is NOT ready.