Home Alone: Older Child

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Would You Let Your 9 Year Old Walk Home from School?

C.V. asks from San Antonio

My 9 year old son wants to walk to his friend's house after school on Friday. He would be walking with his friend & the distance is probably less than a mile. The neig...


9-Year-old Asking About Sex

G.H. asks from Cincinnati

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like s...


Summer for a 12 and 10 Year Old - Leave Them Home Alone?

J.C. asks from New York

So my friend has 2 kids - a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. As a family, they take two weeks off during the summer. For the other 6 plus weeks, she plans...


Help-my 8 Year Old Is Very Picky About Her Food.

L.Z. asks from Odessa

I have an 8 year old that is very picky about food. She either wants something different from what i've made and if not, she won't eat. I can't get her to eat veggies...


Should a 6 Year Old Get Ready for School Without Reminders...

L.O. asks from Detroit

I have a 6 year old boy.. and a 7 year old girl. I work part time and have a nanny come to my house to watch the kids get them breakfast and drive them to school. ...


Home Alone

P.F. asks from Chicago

My son is 10. I have just started leaving him home alone for about an hour maybe a little more (if his behavior has been responsible). What do you all think about when...


Home Alone

M.W. asks from Port St. Lucie

Dear Moms, I need advice on a situation that I've been dealing with for the past two weeks. I have noticed that a child that lives in my area is being left home alone ...


Home Alone

H.T. asks from Dallas

Does anyone know if there is a law regarding to how old a kid must be to babysit or stay at home alone? If you are not aware of any laws, your opinion of the appropria...


Home Alone

C.F. asks from Portland

So I keep seeing people talking about kids staying home alone after school at age 8 or 9. What I am wondering is how you teach a kid to be able to do that? I have as...


Bed Time for a 10 Year Old

S.W. asks from Minneapolis

I am just wondering what time you put your 10 year old to bed. She currently goes to be around 8:00 but she thinks she should be able to stay up later. I put my 8 ye...