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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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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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