I would probably leave a 13 year old home alone for a short period like that (provided they knew about it in advance and didn't just wake up and find me gone). But I wouldn't leave them in charge of the 6 year old. Or at least, I wouldn't leave my 10 year old, (when she was 13), in charge of a 6 year old. Because I know what she's like. And there's no way she could do the morning routine for her both her and her brother.
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29-02-2016 06:24 #11
29-02-2016 06:29 #12
It's not something I would do. I have friends that have done something similar so it's not unheard of.
29-02-2016 06:37 #13
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29-02-2016 06:45 #15
Ok so the majority vote no. Fair enough, DH thinks I'm completely over the top because I'm uneasy about it. Guess we will just stick to training together on weekends.
29-02-2016 06:45 #16
I'm surprised how many have said no to leaving a 6 year old with a 13 year old for 1-2 hours in the morning. I assume going to the gym at 5am means you would be home at 6.30, 7 at the latest.
Do 13 year olds not babysit anymore????
29-02-2016 06:49 #17
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29-02-2016 06:50 #19
Though if you feel uneasy maybe it's not the right time yet?
Only you know what's appropriate and safe for your family, what is irresponsible is very subjective.
29-02-2016 06:53 #20Senior Member
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A definite no here. I would leave the 13 year old alone though.
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