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Author Topic: Appropriate age to stay home alone or babysit in TN  (Read 14378 times)

aparker336

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Appropriate age to stay home alone or babysit in TN
« on: Aug 19, 2004, 09:39:37 PM »
I need to know the age where a child can stay home alone, or babysit their siblings in the state of TN?

I heard that some place give out babysitting courses at age 12, but I need to know what site/organization does that.

Thanks!


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RE: Appropriate age to stay home alone or babysit in TN
« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2004, 08:33:12 AM »
Try http://www.babysitters.com, call your local child care resources/referral agency or do a search for "babysitters".  Good luck!

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RE: Appropriate age to stay home alone or babysit in TN
« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2004, 10:16:28 AM »
I found this on the state website.  

http://www.state.tn.us/tcjfcj/faq.html

" What is the legal age for kids to stay home alone? "
 
There is no "legal age" for children to stay at home alone. Parents are advised to use their best judgment, keeping the child's maturity level and safety issues in mind. Younger children have a greater need for supervision and care than older children. Obviously, young children under age 10 should not be left without supervision at any time. In most cases, older teenage children may be left alone for short periods of time.
 

 

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