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What is the legal age for a child to stay home alone in the state of Texas?

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2008-12-02 14:14:40

In most states the legal age is around 12. But the easiest way

for you to find out is to call your local police department and ask

them. They will know the answer. Texas, like 47 other states, does

not have a law pertaining to the legal age for leaving children

alone. Most authorities agree that a 12 year old can be left home

alone for short periods of time, but not in charge of other

children. The real test is if the child is capable of taking care

of themselves and has the facilities to do so.

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