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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.

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  ...

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...

Staying home alone | NSPCC


There might not be a specific legal age to leave children alone but it's safe to say babies, ... When leaving a younger child with an older sibling think about what may .... There's no legal age to babysit but you should really think carefully about ... If you have a child between two and four years old, you may be able to get f...

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. ... his siblings and grown up enough not to panic if something goes wrong. .... In Norway kids are expected to babysit from the age of 10, and not only ...

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 ...

Leaving Kids Home Alone - At What Ages Are They Ready?


In Oregon, it is unlawful to leave a child under the age of 10 home alone if the length of time would ... If you have a child younger than 12 who you feel is mature enough to be home alone, you ... Children 8 years old and younger should never be left home alone. .... Consider paying them for babysitting their younger siblings.

Babysitting and Leaving Children Home Alone in Oregon: Update ...


Feb 6, 2008 ... No your 10 and 11 and 12 year olds cannot babysit multiple siblings. ..... Some kids at 13 are not responsible enough to be left alone for very ...

Latchkey kid: When can kids stay home alone? - Today's Parent


Aug 9, 2015 ... How old is old enough to ditch the daycare costs and let your child be a ... 12- year-old Elizabeth Green* and her younger siblings, Caitlin, 10, and ... he recommends additional resources like a babysitter or a grandparent.

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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.

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 ...

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


10 years old - stay home alone for no more than three hours at a time. ... 12 years old - able to baby-sit siblings and other family's children after taking a baby ...