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Leaving Your Child Home Alone: When Is It Legal?

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How old does a child have to be before you can leave him or her home alone? Every spring, working parents start wondering if this is the summer that their child is finally “old enough” to be home during the day, rather than in summer daycare or camp. The answer (or lack of one) may surprise you. State Laws With Few Answers It may surprise you to find out that the majority of states have no legal age restriction for leaving children alone at home.…

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