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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 latchkey kid?

Preteens: Age for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone - WebMD


When should you let your preteen stay home alone or babysit? ... Can your child understand and follow basic rules, like locking the door after coming inside and ...

How Old is Old Enough to Leave a Child Home Alone? - Sierra ...


In the state of California there is no legal age stipulated however there are some ... indicator that ensures a child is ready to stay at home alone (or with younger siblings). ... The child can identify two escape routes from the house in case of fire .

At what age can a child legally be left alone to care for themselves ...


State child abuse and neglect reporting laws do not specify the age at which a child can be left home alone. You may want to contact your local police ...

Staying home alone | NSPCC


Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision. ... There might not be a specific legal age to leave children alone but it's safe to say  ...

At what age is it safe for a child to stay home alone? - Parents.com


Q: What is the recommended age of a child before they can stay home alone for an ... your child should exhibit before being considered safe to stay home alone:.

Home Alone Rules by State - iMom


A state by state list of when it's legal to leave children home alone. ... minimum age at which children may be left at home alone, categorized by state within .... Don't think you can lock them at home and they are safe just because you told them ...

The law on leaving your child on their own - GOV.UK


Sep 2, 2015 ... The law doesn't say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but ... your child is before you decide to leave them alone, eg at home or in a car. ... children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long ...

Latchkey children age restrictions by state - The Washington Post


Here are legal age restrictions for children left at home alone. ... State, Minimum age of home alone child, Reference ... *These states do not set a specific age after which a child legally can stay home alone but do provide recommendations. .

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Leaving Your Child Home Alone - Child Welfare Information Gateway


leave their child home alone for the first time. Whether they are ... safely. Being trusted to stay home alone can be a ... requires children to be 14 years old before .

Latchkey Kids Legal Age Limits Listed By State


Latchkey kids - state age limits. At what age can a child legally stay at home alone. How old should a child be to be able to stay at home alone?

When Can You Leave a Child Home Alone? - FindLaw


The 1990 movie Home Alone may have poked fun at what could happen when an eight-year old boy is accidentally left home alone, yet in reality it is not ...

The Age Kids Have to Be Before You Can Legally Leave Them ...


Oct 29, 2014 ... When is a child old enough to stay at home alone? While a kid's maturity level should definitely come into play, some states have age ...

Leaving Your Child Home Alone - KidsHealth


And handled well, staying home alone can be a positive experience for kids, too, ... In general, it's not a good idea to leave kids younger than 10 years old home alone. ... How calm does your child stay when things don't go as planned?