POLL: at what age can kids be left home alone?

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: at what age did you start staying home alone?
    my parents allowed me to be independent from birth : (3 votes)
    2 %
    age 5-9 : (20 votes)
    12 %
    age 10-12 : (96 votes)
    56 %
    age 13-15 : (48 votes)
    28 %
    age 16-18 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    my parents never let me stay home alone : (0 votes)
  • Post # 62
    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Such an interesting thread. I’m an only child and my mum ran a small business that required both my parents to travel. By age 12 my parents were leaving me home alone for long weekends nwhile they worked. I was also babysitting other children by that age. I was a pretty mature kid and was under strict instructions to only use the microwave. Plus we grew up in a small rural town where we never locked doors and I knew all my neighbors really well.

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