Hi everyone - this is my first post.
I have a 10 year old daughter who hates going to daycare now. She begs me to let her stay home alone before school (2 hours) and after school (2 hours) We live in a very safe neighbourhood and my bestfriend is a stay at home mom who lives down the street so if there was ever an emergency she could be there in seconds. I find my daughter to be very mature for her age as well. Her school is in walking distance from our home.
However, I am not comfortable yet leaving her alone for that long. I've left her to run a few errands for maybe 30 minutes at the most. Also, the summer would mean home alone ALL day, and I just can't do it.
I figure maybe next fall I will take her out of daycare, but its a fight everyday to get her to go. What age do you start leaving your kids home alone?