Would you leave your 8 and 9-year-old at home alone by themselves?
A mom who is from Maryland was vacationing with her 8 and 9-year-old in Delaware. She left them home alone while she went out to get some take out food.
The kids went outside and that is when a “witness” saw that the two were home alone and called the cops. The police showed and when she got back. She was arrested.
The rule in Maryland, where she is from is that a child has to be at least 8 to be home by themselves. However, in Delaware it is dicey. They say there is no set rule but they will investigate any child under the age of 12 being left at home.
I don’t have kids but my initial thought is that 8 and 9 is too young to be left home alone but I have to divert to the parents.