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    Stay home by themselves or with a friend if the parent is working?

    My opinion is older than 12.

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    This one is a tough one because my eldest has only turned 7 so until I'm in that situation I'm saying between 14-16, probably more so 16.

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    I would say around 12 but it would depend on the child and their maturity.

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    Really depends on the child. So hard to put a figure on it as depends on their maturity.

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    I would think maybe 15 to 16, depending on the child. I personally think 12 is a little young, maybe for short periods, like if they arrive home from school early, but not for entire days if a parent is working.

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    We have a friend who's daughter would spend days during the holidays home alone at 12. She is very mature and knows she is never to open the door. She has lunch made for her before parents leave so she doesn't have to cook etc. she just watches tv and does simple chores. She is quite mature and level headed and knows who to call if she needs help with anything.

    We also have friends with a 12yr old son who is know where near close to being ready to be home alone.

    You know your children better than anyone so do what you feel comfortable with.


 

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