Good Monday morning! I hope all of you had a super weekend! I had a lovely one celebrating my 17th wedding Anniversary! I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful hubby.
One of the discussions that I had with hubby this weekend brought about the discovery that we completely disagree on something! Hubby and I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of what others think on the subject. Who better to ask than my fabulous readers?
The subject is - what age to leave your child at home alone for a couple of hours. Our son will be approaching that age at some point, but when? Hubby and I have numbers for that age that are farther apart than I would have expected. I'm not going to tell you what those numbers are yet...I want to see what your answers are!! Later in the day, I'll leave our answers in the comments section.
So here's what I would like to know. What is the youngest age that you feel is appropriate to leave your child at home alone for a couple hours in the evening while the parents go to dinner or shopping or the gym, etc.? Would you change the age for a boy or a girl? Obviously this could differ depending on whether or not the child acts mature and can be trusted to obey rules. You can assume maturity and obedience. Would you change the age if there are younger siblings to take care of?
I really want to hear your feedback!! Also, I'm putting a poll on my sidebar with the same subject - feel free to click your answer there too. Can't wait to see if your answers vary widely or are all about the same!
Thanks for your help friends! Have a great Monday!