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    It wouldnt even cross my radar as being something i could do. So No, not okay in my books.
    I don't leave my Asd kid in charge and she is 15. So that might colour decision.

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    Not okay. Even without asd, and the most responsible 9 year old ever. It's not okay. If I can't get out to exercise and need to exercise I get up and utilise our back yard to do some exercise (squats, short sprints, lunges, push ups, ab's etc). I would not leave my kids at home at those ages...but a walk especially, just take the kids with you when they're awake.

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    Nope. The max my 9yr old is left home alone is if I have to quickly pop down to woolies as I give him the choice as to whether he wants to come or not as I am gone no longer than 20mins(we lock the doors, he just plays on his iPad or watches tv but has my mobile number and I always call him while I am gone and when I am just about home). I have a lot of trust in him but he would be quite upset to wake up and see I wasn't home if I did that.

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    I have a 9 year old, 7 year old and 3 year old (and a 5 year old) and would definitely not be leaving them home alone asleep or not, ASD or not.

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    Gosh no

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    No. I don't think it's ok.

    Can maybe understand if you needed to nip out for an emergency but a walk, no way!

    Actually, second thoughts. I would just wake them up if it was an emergency and take them with me.

    You just never know who's around, house fire, kids get up and get hurt etc

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    And what if you got hit by a car while out on your walk.. You're dead or unconscious and no one knows that you have left your children home alone, so no one knows to check on them..

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    No, NOT a good idea at all.....

    When they wake up take them with you and go for a walk.

    GOD forbid is something happened to either of them, you would never forgive yourself... Not worth the risk
    Or train in your backyard while they are asleep

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    No, not ok at all!

    Regardless of the ASD.

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    If it was just the 9 and 6 I would do it at my place. It would depend so much on the circumstances.

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