Minimum Legal Age to be Left Alone?

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What is the minimum legal age for a child to be left at home alone?

Minimum Legal Age to be Left Alone?

The minimum legal age for a child to be left at home alone and unsupervised varies from state to state and can from county to county. You should note that I say at home alone, as the age minimum for a child watchng another child is often different yet again even if the other child is a sibling. The best way to find out what this age is for where you live is to contact your area's social services department that deals with child care and get this information, as often friends and neighbors have erroneous or outdated information. You can also find out what supervisory conditions must be met, if any, i.e. does a neighbor need to be available, contact numbers available, or if the older child must have taken training of any kind.

   

Comments

10/21/2006 4:34:36 AM
chloe said:

i think the children should be aloud to stay home unsuppervised whenever the perant desides is best.


4/24/2007 8:55:36 PM
Chel said:

Seriously, There are too many parents that don't think whatsoever. Leaving the rest of the populace to worry for their kids. When should be determined by the maturity of the child but not nessasarily by the parents.


5/3/2007 11:14:26 AM
frank said:

Chloe,
you should be doing spelling and grammar instead of reading this site.




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