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post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by jane197 View Post
I hate it when my husband is gone overnight as well - I just don't sleep well. Guess what we don't know when we are young and naive can be a good thing in some ways :>))
Me too- the house does not squeak when he is home and there are never nighttime noises outside!!! What is up with that??!!??

My oldest is 11 and I just started leaving the 3 of them for an hour so i can run to the store or gym and get a bit done while dh is out of town. So overnight is a ways away.
I was left around 14 and had MAJOR parties at the house.. but dd is far more mature than I was at her age so I am thinking 14ish sounds good!
post #42 of 45
My parents always had a relative stay with us if they were gone
overnight. The first time they went away, overnight, without an
adult in the home was when we were all in college. My youngest
sibling would've been 18. I actually think this was very smart of
them. We were all good and trustworthy kids, but, personally, I
felt a bit overwhelmed and lonely when I, the oldest, was left in
charge of my siblings for too long.

My opinion is that it's nice to have a trustworthy grown-up around.
By the way, none of the kids in my family were of the detest-adult
variety. It was a special treat to have an aunt or uncle or such stay
with us and spend time with us.

peace,
teastaigh
post #43 of 45
tarted staying home alone for several hours at a time when I was 9. By the time I was 13 I was staying home alone overnight. I don't remember when I first stayed home alone for a weekend, but I was doing it every other weekend when I was 16. My parents had a large ranch 4 hours from where we lived, and my dad was there a ton of the time. My mom would go to visit him on the weekends and I hated going so I stayed home. I was really pretty good in general, but defiantly did a few things my mom would NOT have approved of. Actually I lied to her about some of the stuff that went on. I'd have mini parties with my 3 best friends (2 girls and 1 boy). But we didn't drink, or smoke or anything, and nothing sexual ever went on. Mostly we watched movies. One time we had an indoor water fight. And on a dare the boy slept naked once. But nobody saw him naked, lol, he was under blankets the whole time! A few time a couple other kids came over and they drank a little, but I never did. Not then anyway...
post #44 of 45
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post #45 of 45
No, I don't think I'll be doing this. My 13 and 11 year olds are wonderful, but I think they could be pressed by friends into doing the wrong things if their friends knew we were out of town.
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