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www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/home-alone-or-watching-younger-siblings

Oct 9, 2016 ... Most states don't have laws stipulating how old a child needs to be to stay home alone. So the decision is left up to the parents' judgment. It's pretty obvious to most parents that a 5-year-old is too young to be left alone in the house. But what about an 11- or 12-year-old? Most experts say that by age 10 or 11 ...

www.workingmomsagainstguilt.com/when-is-my-child-old-enough-to-babysit

My oldest daughter is 11-and-a-half, which she will tell you is more than old enough to babysit. When summer rolls around, she will be 12 and on her way to junior high. I already leave her in charge when I go pick up a pizza or grab something at the neighborhood Walgreens. I'm starting to think she and her 6- year-old sister ...

www.thebalance.com/age-for-babysitting-2085402

Oct 23, 2017 ... Safety: The Red Cross babysitting course is recommended for 11 to 15-year-olds to start babysitting. That age range is a good guideline to use since the course is recognized nationally. Use caution and judgment when deciding a child of 10 or younger is old enough to babysit. If your child expresses an ...

www.circleofmoms.com/kids-over-10/is-it-ok-to-have-a-12-year-old-babysit-his-younger-siblings-509969

Mar 26, 2010 ... 10. 0. My 14 year old has watched his siblings before periodically. I always has him first, don't leave him for long periods of time and I see it as a first ... if his sister asked him to babysit his niece he would with no problem just remember that the experience alone will be enough in the long run as it will make ...

www.freerangekids.com/mom-arrested-for-letting-her-13-y-o-babysit-siblings

Jun 6, 2012 ... Um…..my husband and I have plans for a date to a movie tonight, leaving my 13 year old to babysit the 3 year old (the 10 year old has his own plans). Hope my ...... What is wrong with people that a 13-year-old isn't considered capable enough to watch their own younger siblings for a little while? I could see ...

blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/11042014-the-legal-age-you-can-leave-your-child-home-alone-by-state

Nov 4, 2014 ... A tip for when you leave multiple children home -- We started out paying the eldest to babysit, but that resulted in tattling and phone calls telling us what ... Leaving a 9-year-old home alone engrossed in a video game for ten minutes while you pick up another child from a friend's house is probably fine, but ...

www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/nyregion/14alone.html

Aug 13, 2008 ... He has just reached that awkward age when he is old enough to stay home alone, but not without a good deal of angst for both parent and child. “All the ... “ There are child-safety experts who believe some 10-year-olds are quite O.K. alone and others who would tell you that there are some 14-year-olds they ...

www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/children-parenting-190/general-parenting-192/530576-what-age-should-children-allowed-babysit-all.html

Feb 7, 2011 ... Following the news that a mother was cautioned for leaving her 14 yr old son to babysit his 3 year old brother, (read full story here http://www.netmu. ... A social worker told me my daughter was old enough to look after the other children at 13, I was rather shocked as I thought it was too young even though ...

www.wikihow.com/Know-When-Your-Child-is-Old-Enough-to-Babysit

How to Know When Your Child is Old Enough to Babysit. Babysitting can be an excellent way for teenagers to learn a sense of responsibility while earning some money. Before sending your child off to watch other people's children, however,...