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Yes, of course parents should set very clear rules for any young person who is staying home alone. Such as what to do in an emergency situation, the name of a neighbor who can be relied on to assist if necessary, if they can have friends over, and so forth. The majority of teens are quite capable, leaving them home on their own helps them build confidence and gives them an opportunity to show they can be trusted.

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Q: Is it legal to let your 13-year-old stay at home alone while you run to the store?
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