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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.

does anyone know the legal age a child can..... - Discussion on Topix


Jun 23, 2009 ... my husbands ex left his 13 year old son alone while she went on ... Age 12 to babysit siblings and 13 to babysit non-siblings. Judged: 3. Reply ». Report Abuse Judge it! SingleDadofTwo. Buckner, KY · #14 Jun 10, 2011.

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 ... 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 ...

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 ...

How to Know When Your Child is Old Enough to Babysit


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

Should a teenager be left to babysit a toddler? - BBC News - BBC.com


Feb 8, 2011 ... It's very rare to hear about cases like this, but is 14 too young to be ... Punishment ranges from a fine to 10 years' imprisonment. ... a sibling - even when fully grown - but others have 12-year-olds who are hugely responsible.".

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


Feb 6, 2008 ... Legally at 10 years of age; however, you may want to consider ORS 163.545. 163.545 ... no he is old enough to look after himself but not other children ... No your 10 and 11 and 12 year olds cannot babysit multiple siblings.

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 ... “There are child-safety experts who believe some 10-year-olds are .... The couple just started to leave their son alone with his younger sister recently — for a ...

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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 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.

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 ...