Home Alone: Older Child

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Should My Daughter Stay Home Alone?

S. asks from St. Louis

I have a 9 year old daughter. Let me start off by saying she is a very mature and responsible for a 9 year old. My question to you all is this: I am wanting to let my...


Leaving Kids Home Alone

S.D. asks from Phoenix

What age did you start to leave your children home alone for short periods of time? AND what was the things ( outside using phone and dialing 911 ) or the signs th...


When to Leave Child Home Alone

T.K. asks from Omaha

To all you wonderful moms, At what age do you feel is okay to leave your child at home alone and for how long? My 9 yr old daughter would rather stay home than go to ...


Kids Home Alone

L.C. asks from Chicago

At what age did you leave your kids home without a babysitter. And at what age did they watch their siblings, for how long, etc? I have 3 kids and have never left t...


Advice for 6 Year Old with Irrational Fears

J.F. asks from Atlanta

My 6 year old son recently started thinking about death. After he goes to bed, he will get up and come into our room crying because "he is afraid of dying, and he doe...


6 Year Old Terrified to Go Upstairs

S.B. asks from Houston

My 6 year old son sleeps on the floor by my bed every night. He is too scared to even GO upstairs alone and ABSOLUTELY won't go in his room without escort even in br...


Home Alone Question

A.S. asks from Los Angeles

I am sure this has been asked a million times but what age would you allow your kids to stay home alone for a short period of time? My kids (almost 9 and almost 10) ...


Help with Disrespectful 8 Year Old

T.C. asks from Rockford

My 8 year old has the worst attitude when it comes to how she talks to her father and I. I try to talk calmly but she won't let up!! She is an honors student and in...


What Chores Do You Expect from Your 10 Year Old and What Discipline Do You Use

G.G. asks from San Antonio

My 10 year old daughter is uncooperative when asked to assist around the house. There is a power struggle and attitude when asked to perform even simple tasks. Then ...


7 Year Old W a Facebook

J.M. asks from San Diego

My 6 year old's best friend (who is 7) has a facebook and keeps pressuring my daughter to get one. I think 6 and 7 year olds have no business having their own facebo...