What is the legal age that I can start leaving my daughter alone at home to babysit herself? Home alone, Missouri
Dear Home Alone:
When is a child old enough to stay at home alone? While a kid's maturity level should definitely come into play, some states have age restrictions—or at least guidelines—for how old is old enough to be unsupervised.
Database Systems Corp, which provides a call reassurance service that calls latchkey kids and seniors to make sure they're safe, compiled this data for each state.