At what age should kids be allowed to be home alone?
When I was 7, I was allowed to play in our neighborhood, go to the corner store for my mom, and even ride public transportation home from school alone (or with friends my own age). I know the world is a different place now and I'm not saying I would let my kids do those kinds of things today. But I do think there's something to be said for giving kids a little bit of freedom so they start to learn how to make good decisions and take responsibility for themselves.
What do you think?