Thursday, September 5, 2013

Georgia’s Guidelines for leaving a child without adult supervision:

Georgia's Guidelines for leaving a child without adult supervision:

•Children under 8 years old should never be left alone, even for short periods of time.
•Children between the ages of 9 and 12, based on level of maturity, can be left home alone for brief periods of time.
•Children 13 and older can generally be left as babysitters, with the exception of children in foster care. It is not recommended, however, that 13 year olds baby sit infants, small children and children that require special attention due to medical conditions.
•Children 15 and older can be left home alone overnight, depending on the level of maturity of the child.

WHAT THE????
I don't think so!!!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Which part, exactly, are you shocked at? Just curious. I certainly wouldn't leave my under 10 year old home alone for any amount of time. Avery is 10, however, and I have been known to leave her to run a child to school if she's him sick. And 13 year olds, in my opinion, are old enough to babysit over 3 years olds.. 15 year old overnight alone? I wouldn't do it.