Can you leave your 10-year-old home alone In Texarkana? The answer may surprise you.

The answer is, yes you can leave them home alone. There is no age requirement for the Texarkana area. In fact, Texas and Arkansas are in the majority of the country in its rules for this situation. According to the website working mother, 34 states do not have any age requirements when it comes to being left at home alone.

According to the Child Welfare website, only three states have laws that have minimum ages for kids to be left home alone. Maryland the minimum age is 8, Illinois it is 14 and in Oregon, the age is set at 10. Some states have recommendations from as low as 6 all the way up to 12, but I find it surprising that there are not laws set for every state.

How old were you when you were first left home alone? At what age would you leave your kids home alone? With today's technology with smartphones, we might feel a little more comfortable in leaving our kids home alone now that we can keep up with them. My kids are now 12 and 9 and I would feel comfortable leaving them home for a few hours since we have cell phones to stay in touch.


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