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...Stay Home Alone

Your child's maturity level and other factors such as neighborhood safety, medical conditions, sibling age(s), and how long you'll be gone are big factors when deciding whether you can leave your child home alone.

Q: At what age can a child be left home alone for all or part of the day?


Age 12 or older


Age 10-11


Age 9


Age 8 or younger

9850 Total votes cast.

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