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Re: [IP] Re: staying home alone

In a message dated 1/7/2005 6:38:33 AM Pacific Standard Time,  
email @ redacted writes:


10 years is definitely too young to stay home alone.   You might want  to 
check with the state you live in to find out the  legal age one can stay home 
alone. Believe it or not there is an  age. If social services found out 
of a young age are left home  alone on a regular basis, the child  can be 
removed from the  home.  I believe in our state the legal age is  12.  But 
again, maturity can even come into play for a 12 year  old!   

Debbie and "Annie" from 

I think I said in my original post that I would never consider leaving him  
alone at this age.  My question was when if ever is there a time when they  
came be left to care for themselves...age 13, 14,  15???
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