I have 3 children those exact ages.
Heck no would i be leaving them alone in the house.
We very occasionally let the 9yr old stay at the house while we go check the animals (we live on a farm) but id not expect her to be in charge or responsible for her siblings so they come with
No and no
Not something I'd feel comfortable with. Too many what ifs. And I think they're actually more defenseless if they're sleeping in a way (eg if there was an intruder or fire).
I wouldn't do it. Too risky. They're asleep but they can easily wake up. My kids wake up occasionally (5 and 3) and wonder around the house. My 3yr old woke us up last week screaming in pain as he had wondered out of bed, tripped on a tiled step and cut his nose on the edge, blood everywhere, lots of trauma. It was 2.30 in the morning. So no, I wouldn't leave them to go for a walk. When he used to sleep in a cot I have on very very rare occasions driven 1 minute up the road to the petrol station for emergency supplies. But I was out of the house for less time than it takes to go to the loo.
No - not at all. I cant help but panic about everything - burglary, fire, you name it. And no to the other 2 questions too.
No, I don't think it's okay.
9 is very young to be home alone in charge of two younger siblings.
Too many 'what ifs'.
And yes, the eldest child having ASD may potentially make the situation less safe than if a neurotypical 9 year old was left home without parental supervision (I have an ASD child myself).
I have a very responsible nearly 9 year old, 6 year old who is also very well behaved and 3 year old and no way I'd leave them home alone for any length of time.
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