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Would you leave kids this age alone for 3 hours?

(14 Posts)
Qvar Sat 01-Apr-17 12:50:27

Boys ages 14, 14 but with some Sen, and 11. Girl aged 12. All have mobile phones, parents are sober but out of the house on the other side of town. Options please? (Please not this is Parenting, not AIBU)

Qvar Sat 01-Apr-17 12:51:18

Teeenager with SEN is fully verbal and predictable, but has poor focus on unwanted tasks

sonlypuppyfat Sat 01-Apr-17 12:52:54

I would if it was not at night and the children had reliable neighbours who could help if there was any problems

Chasingsquirrels Sat 01-Apr-17 12:56:48

Hard to know without knowing the children and their interactions.
I've been leaving my now 14 & 11 yo boys together home on their own for a few hours for at least a couple of years now.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 01-Apr-17 13:03:22

Yes, if it's daytime.

SerraAngel Sat 01-Apr-17 13:16:25


blueskyinmarch Sat 01-Apr-17 13:18:34

That seems fine to me.

EllaHen Sat 01-Apr-17 13:20:23

Yes, I would.

BackforGood Sat 01-Apr-17 13:25:15


purplecoathanger Sat 01-Apr-17 13:26:17

If you have to ask I'd say no. I'd need to be sure myself.

Brighteyes27 Sat 01-Apr-17 15:44:46

Same if you need to ask I'd say no and if 14 year old SEN.

clary Sat 01-Apr-17 15:57:09

Good grief yes it's fine.

StrangeAndUnusual Sat 01-Apr-17 16:01:14

I used to babysit other children for longer than that when I was 13. I think the parent's judgment is the guide - they should know their children well enough to decide.

pinkmagic1 Sat 01-Apr-17 16:02:39

Yes, they are plenty old enough, depending on the sen of course.

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