Mamas on Magic 107.9: When should kids be allowed to stay home alone?

This is such a tricky question. The range of ages can vary widely, depending on lots of different factors. So when and how do you decide that your kid is old enough to stay home alone?

Click the blue bar below to hear us talk through this issue during the Mamas on Magic segment on Magic 107.9, which airs at 7:45 a.m. each weekday. Different topics each week!

 At what age should kids be allowed to stay home alone? Mamas on Magic 107.9

For more help deciding when your kid is old enough to stay home alone, click the link below:

Leaving your child home alone; tips and guidelines from the website

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  1. I think it depends on the child — and the scenario. I have a 9 1/2 year old and i would feel comfortable leaving him if he was home to run and pick up siblings from school if he has access to reach me.

    Going out of town – or leaving him with his siblings, he’s not ready for that.

  2. Yes, I think you’re right that the scenario definitely makes a difference. BUT I always worry that I might get in a fender bender while I’m out, or that the house might catch fire or a stranger might knock on the door, oh my! Just a little peek inside my head today 😉

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