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To leave dd home alone while i go to the shop?

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Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:49:47

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mollymole Mon 10-Dec-12 16:51:57

NO NO NO !!!!!

ifso Mon 10-Dec-12 16:52:12

are you mad?

wrap her up warm and take her for the walk with you!

5madthings Mon 10-Dec-12 16:52:40

Yanbu at all, go she will be fine.

FunnysFuckingFreezing Mon 10-Dec-12 16:52:48

I would have though aged 10 she would be OK

ifso Mon 10-Dec-12 16:53:08

what do you need? that can't be picked up tomorrow?

make simple tea with whatever is in your cupboard? that's what we're doing this week, it's pastas and using up fridge food this week

pls don't leave her?

usualsocksprezzie Mon 10-Dec-12 16:53:37

If shes 10 and sensible,she will be fine.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Mon 10-Dec-12 16:54:24

Well only you know whether she can be trusted or not....I leave my DS alone, he is also 10, but he doesn't have SEN.

5madthings Mon 10-Dec-12 16:54:35

Oh i didnt see the sen bit what are her needs? Even a 10 with sen could be left on their own for a few mins deoending on the sen.

Could she phone for help, know not to open the door to anyone. Be trusted not to turn on the oven, kettle etc.

FunnysFuckingFreezing Mon 10-Dec-12 16:54:46

She's not 10 months as far as I can see. Would people really not leave their 10yo for a few minutes?

ZZZenAgain Mon 10-Dec-12 16:55:12

I don't have any experience of dc with SEN so I don't know how much that would influence the decision. I would have left dd at that age no problem at all, however you know your dc.

gwenniebee Mon 10-Dec-12 16:55:55

Aged 10 I think she's fine. Particularly if you're only going to be 15 minutes. I am a mega worrier but even I think she'll be ok for that length of time!

usualsocksprezzie Mon 10-Dec-12 16:56:04

Will she mind being left for 10 minutes or so?

Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:56:14

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NatashaBee Mon 10-Dec-12 16:56:16

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TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Mon 10-Dec-12 16:56:16

Depends on the SEN, which you have not described, therefore I say YABU to ask us without giving us enough information to answer you in any useful way.

SparklingSnow Mon 10-Dec-12 16:57:32

YABVU! I wouldn't risk it at all!

Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:57:33

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ZZZenAgain Mon 10-Dec-12 16:57:49

if it is dyspraxia, well then yes, I would do it. I wouldn't have had a problem leaving my dd at that age fo r that amount of time.

RyleDup Mon 10-Dec-12 16:59:27

Sounds ok for a short period of time.

SantasComingEarlyHisSackIsFull Mon 10-Dec-12 17:00:18

It's fine OP. Is dyspraxia basically a lack of physical co-ordination where you are more likely to trip over/drop stuff?

If so an she's on the sofa ill, 10 minutes to the shops, leaving a sensible child is fine. I left my DS for about 15 minutes when he was 8.

helpyourself Mon 10-Dec-12 17:00:32

Yes. Can you leave her on the sofa with the phone.?

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Mon 10-Dec-12 17:00:54

My nephew has dyspraxia so going by him then yes, I would nip out quickly to the shops.

5madthings Mon 10-Dec-12 17:01:05

Given my limited knowledge of dyspraxia i woukd say uf she is happy to be lwft then yes go, she will be fine.

Why us everyone telling the op she is unreasonable to leave a ten yr old?!

FunnysFuckingFreezing Mon 10-Dec-12 17:01:34

This thread is making me laugh. Either some people are not reading it properly or there are hoards of very precious mothers about

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