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Leaving Kids at Home: When Is the Right Age?

The Pointe at Ballwin Commons is offering a class to prepare children to stay home alone.

The  is hosting a "Home Alone" program on Aug. 1, running from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $20. According to the description of the program:

"Help prepare your child ages 9 to 11 to stay home alone before or after school or for other short periods of time in this interactive program.  Topics covered include: entering and leaving the house, getting safely to and from school, what to do while home alone, safe snacks, storm and emergency preparedness, internet safety, and simple first aid."

Register online for the program here.

How old were you when you first stayed home alone? How about your kids? What's the right age to start leaving kids home alone?

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