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Legal AgeThere are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with specific ages specific in their laws. New York state does NOT have a specific age listed in their laws.

Below in Related Links is an article entitled Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits which rovides one guideline from a California agency representative who suggests that no child under 8 be left alone. Children older than 8 can be left at home alone for only a few hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work.

AnswerMy recommendation is 10 years of age or older. When I was a child my parents were not always on-time to come home so I had to stay home alone often. If you do leave your children home alone they should finish their homework before they play with their friends or watch television. I leave my children home alone and i give them respect give them an allowance. If you leave them at your house you should tell them to not answer the door and lock all doors.
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Q: What age can my child stay home alone in NY?
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