should i leave my 13 yrs old son home by himself ?
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Jodi - posted on 04/28/2011
Depends on how long and whether you trust him. My son is 13, and I have been leaving him home alone for brief periods since he was about 12. I am now happy to leave him for a couple of hours here and there. I've never yet left him at night, generally only during the daytime. He knows my mobile phone number by heart, so I am perfectly comfortable with it.
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Jacklyn - posted on 05/01/2011
i was left home alone at 9 and started babysitting at 10 so it really all depends on the maturity of your child and how trustworthy he his... it would hurt to try a short amount of time and then slowly increase it as you see that he can handle being home alone without any problems
i was home alone at 9. i think that it should be fine as long as they have common sense. just make sre to give them numbers to call just in case and tell them not to answer the phone (unless its you) or the door. in the beginning might want to just try it for a few hours at a time until u feel comfortable leaving him longer
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