Ok...prompted by several discussions between my husband and myself, friends, etc...then I noticed in Stinkberbell post she was going to let Courtney stay home alone after school..
How old does a child need to be to stay home alone?
Bailey (he's 9, 10 in two weeks) is allowed to stay home if I run to Walgreens (which is like 5 blocks away) or if he's sick at home while I run his sister to school...(again just up the road)
Kat is 8 and we've never allowed her to stay home alone.
I totally think Bailey is mature enough to stay for an hour or so alone...he knows how to dial a phone to call me on my cell if something is wrong...But is he really old enough?