My DD is only 4, so she hasnt been home alone yet.
As a kid, I was home alone from age 6 on. My sister was 8 and brother 9 at the time.
We woke up to our parents already at work. Made our own breakfast, made our own lunches for school, got ourselves to school and home again. After school we were alone for a couple of hours.
We were allowed to cook. Eggs, grilled cheese, etc. We were allowed to use the phone. We were allowed to go out to friends homes. The one rule I...