How old is old enough for your child to be left home alone?
There is no magical age for parents to use as to when it is safe to leave their children home alone. Parents need to use their own good judgment and their knowledge of their children to determine when and at what age it is appropriate to leave them home alone. The ability to feel safe, handle emergencies and be a responsible/reliable child is different from child to child. You can have some 14-15 year olds that cannot handle emergencies and are far from responsible.

With consideration of the above factors, Scott County uses the following guidelines for children who are unsupervised or who provide supervision to younger children.
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1. How old is old enough for your child to be left home alone?