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Old 10-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #11
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She is very responsible and mature just having a hard time dealing with emotions/hormones. She fights a ton with her sisters and likes quiet and well it's never quiet in our house!

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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I babysat a 9 year-old the other day and felt pretty useless. He was supposed to be sick, but really wasn't. I felt like he was perfectly capable of watching himself for a few hours. If she is okay with it, I say go for it.
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im sure that's fine. ds1 was like 8 when he would be left alone for short periods of time. it really depends on the maturity of the child, if they have a way to contact you and the laws of your state.
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We grew up on a culdesac in a rural area and my brother was 6-7 and I was 8-9 when my mom started running short errands without us. I'm sure she'd be fine, especially with you still in view of the house.
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I think it would be ok if you're in a safe neighborhood and she knows to keep the house etc locked while you are not home. I know we were left home alone sometimes during the day from that age for short periods.

Obviously also totally depends on the child and maturity level, but it sounds like she is able to handle it.
Agree with this. My sister and I were home alone a lot together with both parents working. We were younger than 10 when we first started being left home alone.
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I would, and do.
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