Have you left your child home alone yet? At what age?
Does your state have any specific requirements for this?
My middle child is now 10 and we are thinking about letting her stay home alone on occasion for up to an hour or two. She really wants the responsibility and its rare for her to ever be alone as the middle child. DH and I are still in discussion.
We allowed her older sister to be home alone at that age for brief periods, up to an hour or two when I took the younger ones grocery shopping 2 miles away, but that child is much more mature. She now babysits for us and others as she's mature and responsible. Our oldest will be 13 this week and her first paying babysitting jobs last week.
What have you heard about this in your community?