Contribution by Stevie Kirby
It’s really hard to know when your kids are old enough to leave at home. I mean, I think I’m a really good mom but there’s nothing out there that tells you at what age your kids will be fine if you leave them home alone. My pediatrician said that 10 or 12 is fine as long as they know the rules about not opening the door or leaving the house but my daughter is 11 now and I feel as if she may still be too young. I don’t know, though, maybe it’s just me being overprotective. I convinced my husband to help me do a few things around the house to make it safer like go to allhomeSecurity.com for a security system and install deadbolts on all the doors, so that helps a little bit. All in all, though, I just don’t want Dora being home alone and scared in case something happens or there’s a storm or something. Guess I’ll have to get over it soon and let her grow up a little bit!