Is it illegal to leave your child at home alone?
Can a 10 and 8 year old stay home alone?
Is 12 old enough to stay home alone?
Most states don’t have laws stipulating how old a child needs to be to stay home alone. … Most experts say that by age 10 or 11, it’s OK to leave a child alone for short periods of time (under an hour) during the day, provided they’re not scared and you think they’re mature enough to handle it.