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Many parents are faced with the dilemma of at what age can children stay home alone, especially during after-school hours or the summertime. The following table lists the minimum age at which children may be left at home alone, categorized by state, within the United States. Please note that city and county ordinances within each state may have more definitive and restrictive laws. Call your State DHS or local child welfare agency to learn about age guidelines in your area.
Age listed is the recommended minimum age a child may be left home alone in lieu of a legally specified age minimum. City of Albuquerque Ordinance states that children under the age of 11 may not be left home alone. When would you feel comfortable leaving your kids alone? Daily ideas, insight and updates to inspire you to love your family well. What do you look forward to most about becoming an adult?
ADOPTION OF PARENTING TIME RULE AND GUIDELINES. GENERAL RULES APPLICABLE TO PARENTING TIME. PARENTING TIME – CHILD 3 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. PARENTING TIME FOR THE ADOLESCENT AND TEENAGER. PARENTING TIME WHEN DISTANCE IS A MAJOR FACTOR. The Indiana Supreme Court hereby adopts the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, as drafted by the Domestic Relations Committee and adopted by the Board of the Judicial Conference of Indiana and all subsequent amendments thereto presented by the Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana, as the Parenting Time Rule and Guidelines of this Court.
The Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines are based on the premise that it is usually in a child’s best interest to have frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with each parent. It is assumed that both parents nurture their child in important ways, significant to the development and well being of the child. A child whose parents live apart has special needs related to the parent-child relationship. A child’s needs and ability to cope with the parent’s situation change as the child matures.