10yr old son

Desiree - posted on 12/11/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi, I'm leaving my son of 10 yrz old alone at home while I'm at work? When I get home, he tried to do the cleaning, even cooked dinner in the microwave (wors) even made me a cup of coffee when he saw how tired I am! Omw! Is it wrong of me leaving him alone, or is it teaching him being independant?


Mommabird - posted on 12/11/2014




I have a 10 yr old daughter, and I personally would not be comfortable leaving her home alone. She is also very helpful with chores and doing thoughtful things for me but in my personal experience I wouldnt leave my child home alone until they were at least 12 or 13. Also, each state has a minimum age for how old they have to be to stay home alone before its considered child neglect. I live in Ar and there is no set age at the moment but it used to be 12. You might want to check and make sure. You never know if a neighbor will report you for leaving him home alone because your state minimum is older than 10...so I would check asap

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