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What is the right age to start leaving your child home alone? Parents struggle with this step in their children’s development, and a few states even have laws setting age limits.

A new chart tries to help clear up some of the confusion on the subject.

It was created by Mique, the blogger and founder of the site Thirty Handmade Days.

Mique also has some other points to consider when debating leaving your child alone:

  • How long will you be gone for?
  • Does your child follow directions?  Will they go by the rules while you are away?
  • Are there other kids left home too?  How many and how old?
  • How safe is your neighborhood?
  • Would your child feel safe staying alone?