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Preteens: Age for Babysitting & Staying Home Alone - WebMD


Oct 1, 2014 ... ... leaving preteens home alone, or letting them babysit for younger siblings. ... It's pretty obvious to most parents that a 5-year-old is too young to be left ... Most experts say that by age 10 or 11, it's OK to leave a child alone for ...

What is the youngest age a child can babysit siblings? | Reference ...


A: The legal age of majority in Louisiana is 18, so a 17-year-old child would not be ... 10 Years Old Enough to Babysit Siblings · Laws That Cover Babysitting Age  ...

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 wouldn't get bent out of shape about a 12 yr old being alone for 4 or 5 hrs, nor would I tell a mom of a very mature 8 yr old .... Then, my eldest brother (age 10 at the time) watched over us.

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.

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 ...

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


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

NC Laws for Children Babysitting Their Siblings | Our Everyday Life


... are considered old enough to supervise younger siblings or non-related younger children. ... it's up to you to decide when your child is mature enough to babysit siblings. ... Children in grades nine and 10 can supervise themselves for up to six hours; ... A registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience in oncology, ...

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.

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.".

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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 ... I wonder if there's an ordinance there about the legal age for .... leaving my 13 year old to babysit the 3 year old (the 10 year old has his own plans).

What is the legal age to babysit in California? | Reference.com


Experts also say that an 11-year-old trained in babysitting is often better prepared than an ... 10 Years Old Enough to Babysit Siblings · Age Allowed 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.