Amy - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
At what age do most people feel is appropriate to leave kids home alone?
I sent my oldest daughter, age 11, to a Babysitter Training course through Red Cross before I felt comfortable leaving her alone or with her two younger siblings. I felt it helped with my own nerves about the first time leaving her. She was CPR Certified & I felt like she was very well equiped with the proper knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and even still ..we will only leave her for a short time.
I was also 11 years old when I had my very first babysitting job as a young girl.