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Doctor, can you recommend the ideal age for kids to be at home alone?


Venkat T
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Doctor, can you recommend the ideal age for kids to be at home alone?

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Dr. Mridula Amarnath
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Hi Venkat,

There is no pre-approved age that tells you when a kid can be left home alone. It ultimately depends on their emotional and mental maturity. However, it is advisable that only kids are at least 11-12 years of age before they can be left alone at home. It is also important to take into consideration the child’s physical, mental, developmental, and emotional well-being; his or her willingness to stay home alone; and laws and policies in your country regarding this issue.

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