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    Default How long would you leave your 8 (almost 9) year old at home alone?

    I think it's important to note the responses here in bubhub land may be different than what the majority do in real life 😜

    Leaving your kids in the car to pay for petrol for instance- it's practically seen as child neglect on here 😂
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    A) My oldest is 12 and I still wouldn't not that she isn't mature enough or responsible but because we have a rule that they can't until they are at least 13. If I have ever had one home sick I still take them with me for school runs.

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    C. Would and have done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    @BigRedV I would take my sick child along with me. I guess in the past when they were younger, we always had to take them sick or not so no real difference now as they get older.
    But it is different because they are older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    Take sick child with me.
    Fair enough.

    My daughter isn't more needy today because she's sick. She's happily watched tv on the lounge all day. Not too sick that she is upset or anything but just needed a day off to recover.

    It's raining and windy now so with her symptoms (blocked and runny nose and cough) I will leave her home for pick up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I think it's important to note the responses here in bubhub land may be different than what the majority do in real life

    Leaving your kids in the car to pay for petrol for instance- it's practically seen as child neglect on here
    Oh I've never taken kids in when paying for petrol.

    My 8 year old walks our dog alone a couple of times week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I think it's important to note the responses here in bubhub land may be different than what the majority do in real life 😜

    Leaving your kids in the car to pay for petrol for instance- it's practically seen as child neglect on here 😂
    Yes! Every single person I know IRL starts leaving their kids at home from 7 or 8 for short periods of time. My rules for being at home on your own are actually quite strict in comparison.

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    Funnily enough an article about this just popped up on the news. A mother in Toowoomba went to jail for 6 months for leaving her 7 and 8 year old and home alone for 1.5 hr. Seems extreme!!

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    I leave kiddo (10 in june) for up to 45mins while i head down to woolies. He knows to lock the door when i leave and i will call him when i am a minute from the house. I do give him the option of coming with me though.

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    5-10 mins here but it's only ever been to go next door to the neighbours or my folks through the backyard


 

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