Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Parenting Issue: When Is It Safe to Leave Children Alone?

I was interviewed by Jessica Meyers, a writer from the Dallas Morning News, about when is it safe to leave children home alone.

The interview was stimulated by a news story of a 13-year old who was at home with her 6-year old sister and a robber entered their house. The 13-year old acted in a grand fashion to thwart the robber by locking herself and her sister in the bathroom and calling the police.

The article that Jessica wrote includes a discussion of the issues to consider when deciding whether or not to leave children home alone, as well as some guidelines that I and other parenting authorities suggested.

The article can be obtained by clicking here. Give it a read.

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