Home alone

Chanel - posted on 05/18/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Will it be ok for my eight year old son to stay at home alone after school?

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Raye - posted on 05/18/2016

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This is not a yes or no question. We don't know the home life, we don't know how responsible your child is, etc. Why would he need to be alone? You would need to talk to him about dangers of opening the door for strangers, not to get into things around the house that might cause a danger if unsupervised (like using the stove), so many other things. Maybe set him a task list of getting his homework done and making sure his room is tidy so he can have play time after you get home. If you try it and things don't turn out well, then you should have a plan B in mind.

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Michelle - posted on 05/18/2016

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I personally wouldn't but like the other ladies said, there are a lot of variables to take in to account.

Jodi - posted on 05/18/2016

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It really depends on the period of time, the laws in your area and your 8 year old. Personally, I wouldn't have at that age, not for any length of time.

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