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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtoe View Post
    Five, for short errands. (or was it 4? Started when he asked to stay home while I dropped older kid at school.) I trust him, and never had a problem.
    I was walking to school in grade one. Kids are so mollycoddled now.

    Really??? The thought of leaving miss4 or mr5 alone here gives me chills..

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    For 5 minutes going to see a neighbour or to go to the chemist/post office across the road? 5 years old. For longer than that? We haven't yet, maybe in the next year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtoe View Post
    Five, for short errands. (or was it 4? Started when he asked to stay home while I dropped older kid at school.) I trust him, and never had a problem.
    I was walking to school in grade one. Kids are so mollycoddled now.
    Wow jokes?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtoe View Post
    Five, for short errands. (or was it 4? Started when he asked to stay home while I dropped older kid at school.) I trust him, and never had a problem.
    I was walking to school in grade one. Kids are so mollycoddled now.
    You trust him? And what if a fire broke out or someone broke in? How far would your trust in him get him then? It means nothing, he isn't mature enough to handle an emergency at 4 or 5.
    Sorry if that sounds harsh, but leaving a four year old home alone is just... I've never heard of anyone doing that.. :/

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    I recently saw a great French movie "Tomboy".
    In the IMDB comments, anlgos expressed their shock at the mother leaving a 6yo in the apartment while she went shopping. (spoiler: nothing happened. the story is about the older sister.)
    A few years ago, a Swedish Woman was arrested in the US for leaving her baby in the pram outside a restaurant. This is normal in Europe, even in sub-zero weather.
    I think Australia is a bit too American.

    What if a fire broke out? I dunno - what if a meteorite crashed into the house. Or a truck? He has been told to crawl out, with nose to the ground to avoid smoke. But most adults don't remember that in an emergency, so I don't hold a lot of hope. I just ban him from smoking or cooking until I get back. I realise not all 5yos are so mature.

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    Ahhh good ol goldy's back to ruffle some feathers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtoe View Post
    I recently saw a great French movie "Tomboy".
    In the IMDB comments, anlgos expressed their shock at the mother leaving a 6yo in the apartment while she went shopping. (spoiler: nothing happened. the story is about the older sister.)
    A few years ago, a Swedish Woman was arrested in the US for leaving her baby in the pram outside a restaurant. This is normal in Europe, even in sub-zero weather.
    I think Australia is a bit too American.

    What if a fire broke out? I dunno - what if a meteorite crashed into the house. Or a truck? He has been told to crawl out, with nose to the ground to avoid smoke. But most adults don't remember that in an emergency, so I don't hold a lot of hope. I just ban him from smoking or cooking until I get back. I realise not all 5yos are so mature.
    He smokes? Lol.. and cooks? Ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    Ahhh good ol goldy's back to ruffle some feathers!
    Whatever do you mean? My children were home alone making cheesecake at two, but I realise all two year olds are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Whatever do you mean? My children were home alone making cheesecake at two, but I realise all two year olds are different.
    Hahahahahahaha. Total genius


 

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