Wow! Yeah, I think this age is way too young. In Georgia, there are actually laws I believe. I want to say it’s 11 years old, or something like that. Our parents left us home alone when they shouldn’t have, honestly. It was just the chaotic way I grew up. They would fight and sometimes both leave the house daytime, middle of the night, didn’t matter. Many times my older sister was home, but not always. And, anyway, she wasn’t that much older and shouldn’t have been burdened with my parents’ drama. But, it was not safe and there were issues that came of it. There’s no way in hell I’m leaving Rhett home alone until I abide by the law, and he’s mature enough.
It’s funny that you bring this up, cuz Scott and I were just talking about it. Rhett has a kid in his class that got moved into his class in January. The kid is a troubled kid and has been in all sorts of trouble. There’s a second boy in the class that’s kind of been pulled into the vortex of this bad behavior. Anyway, this kid brought a razor and vape pen to school. He and the other boy threw rocks at a window & broke it during recess. He stole more than one thing off the teacher’s desk. He plugged in a glue gun when he wasn’t supposed to and burned another student. He’s 8! Let that sink in.
So, this kid got suspended about a month ago for the razor incident. When he returned to school, he told Rhett’s teacher that he was home alone all day just watching TV. His alleged mother (I will not call her that cuz she’s no mom in my eyes), left that little troubled child home alone all day. What the hell?!? Terrible!