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    Hi

    I know similar questions have been asked before.

    My ex and his girlfriend have ds (aged 5) overnight on 1 weekend night and will often go out that night too. Sometimes the girlfriends 13 year old babysits but recently the 11 year old hasbeen babysitting my son and the 3 year old son of the gf. I'm annoyed as I feel 11 is too young especially at night (and sometimes till 3am) and ds should be at home rather than being babysat.

    Am I being overprotective? How would you feel?

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    I would be spewing!

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    Hell NO you are NOT being over protective - that's not on at all!!!

    My almost 7yo son was asked to go to his friends house after school on the bus last week. I was fine with it until the friend's mother told me that they would be home alone for up to half an hour with her 14yo daughter until the dad came home. So 2x 7yos in the care of 1x14yo = No thanks, we'll do it another day.

    My concern here though is that the ex and his gf are going out, sometimes until 3am. So that to me says they're out at a pub or club with loud music - what is the 11yo to do if something goes wrong? The parents wouldn't hear the phone ring!

    Wow - that'd be a call to the police or to docs. I'd probably call the police and ask them to do a 'welfare check' on the kids as you suspect they are home alone like that. If they are, the police are mandatory reporters so Docs would definitely be notified and I daresay they would bring your child back to you immediately.

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    hell no. if i knew it was happening i would call the police.

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    I wouldn't be ok with that, no.

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    I'd be furious! Not acceptable in my books.

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    I don't think that's even legal. I wouldn't be happy.

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    i wouldnt be ok with the 13 year old or the 11 year old, in fact i would ay that if he wants to go out then the kids should stay with you over night and he then take them out in the morning, So you have them instead of a baby sitter

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    Not overprotective at all - 11 is too young. Even 13 is too young for me personally.

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    Actually as far as I'm aware, a child under 12 cannot be left alone let alone be looking after minors..I would hit the roof!


 

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