12 years of age appears to be the most common recommendation. Below in Related Links is an article entitled Latchkey Kids Age Limits which provides a state by state comparison with references.
One guideline from a California child welfare representative suggests that 8 year olds and over can be left at home for a brief period of time (usually just after school).
what age is legal to leave your child home alone in new york
There are no laws that say how old a child should be to stay at home alone in New York. The recommended age is 13 to 18.
I think 12
There is no legal age limit. There are only recommendations on the maturity of the child.
13 is the legal age for a child to be left alone in the US
There is no minimum age required for a child to stay home alone in New York state. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services states that it depends on the maturity of the child and recommend that age 12-13 would be appropriate.
TN has no law regulating the age a child must be to stay home alone
There is no legal minimum age in which a child can be left home alone overnight in Missouri. However it is never recommended that a child younger than age 12 be left home alone at all.
The legal age in California to leave a child home is 9 years old. There is no legal age set for leaving a child home in California, but there are guidelines. The legal status of leaving a child home alone all determines whether there are any disturbances within the neighborhood as a result of the child being left home alone. This means that the child must be both responsible and trustworthy in order to be named LEGAL.
In Ontario, Canada it is not legal to leave a young child home alone overnight. After the age of 16, a child can be left alone over night.
A child can be left home alone at home only at the age of 13......
the rigt age to leave home is 18 of years
the legal age is 12 if you think they are mature to be home alone but not under the age of 12 at all!
There is no legislated legal age. The parent has the responsibility to ensure that the child is properly cared for. The age at which a child is capable of being home alone varies by child and situation.
The state of Alaska does not have a latchkey law. This means there is no legal age at which a child can be left home alone. It is however not recommended that a child under age 12 be left alone without a parent or guardian present.
There is no legal minimum age in which a child can be left home alone overnight in Virginia. However it is not recommended that any child be left home alone at all until at least age 12.
I think the legal age is 12 years old.
In the state of Georgia, a child can legally be left home alone at age 8. This is not however recommended. No child should be left home alone until they are at least 12. And they should never be left home alone overnight.