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Leaving kids home alone

By Ashlee H.
Texas, Age 10

Do you have any kids? do they stay home alone? if they do, do you check on them every hour? when summer comes most parents have jobs and most parents have more than one kid, leaving kids home alone is not always a good thing. if you have more than one child and you leave them home alone, or you don't have enough money to hire a babysitter or pay for daycare then you don't have to leave them home alone. you can always find a family member who doesn't work or works after the hours that you work.
your children don't have to stay home alone they can always stay with family unless the are over the age of 13 then they can stay home alone or watch another child. so don't hesitate to ask another family member about watching your kids ask somebody and be happy!