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    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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    It's not something I would do. I have friends that have done something similar so it's not unheard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Probably not...its hard to say until I'm in the situation.

    I just had aquick google and while there isn't a law against it there's a few loopholes like "reasonable" levels of care , time and supervision.

    In my mind a 6 and 13yo should be at school. what about then or lunch break or while they're cared for after school? Could the parents tag team? One in the morning one in the evening?
    Huh? I was talking about going to the gym for an hour at 5am.

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    No.

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    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.

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    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????

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    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????
    Yes back at 6.30am. That's what I meant, I didn't mean going straight to work from the gym. I would have made breakfast and still done the morning routine when I got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post

    Do 13 year olds not babysit anymore????
    It very rare these days. I only seen it once in my life and that was 20 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    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.
    Don't go on what bubhub suggests! You'd still be dragging them out instead of leaving them for a minute to pay for fuel lol....plus never ever leaving them unattended for a second or ever letting use a public toilet on their own until they are an adult themselves

    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.

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    A definite no here. I would leave the 13 year old alone though.


 

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