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April 2016 Archives

When is it okay to leave my child home alone?

With so many people having their own opinions on when children can be left at home alone, you're always bound to have someone who disagrees with you. What is the law, though, so you don't find yourself accused of neglect? There are only a few laws that actually specify how old a child has to be before he or she can be left at home alone. In Maryland, for instance, a child must be at least 8. In Illinois, that age limit is raised to 14.

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