Emily - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 61 moms have responded )
I am asking this question because I'm having a really hard time with the thought of an eleven year old boy staying home by himself for almost 3 hours.
When a child gets out of elementary school the school board no longer excepts child care as an excuse for being in a different school. My husband and I both have nothing against either school we are just trying to make sure our child stays happy and safe. I refuse to leave an eleven year old child home alone for hours at a time. To be very honest we do not leave him home alone at all. I think there should laws stating that children under a certain age should not be left home alone. Here in VA there is no law stating an age limit but a child can not watch over another child until 12 or 13. Yes I know that some children do seem to be more morture than others, but why make them have to grow up so fast. What happens if there is an emergency I dont feel that they need that kind of responsiblity at such an early age.
Ok I'm ready for some of the other mothers out there to give me your OPINIONS!