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Question No. 2 — Leaving Kids Alone

Issue: Home alone: Family therapists urge erring on the conservative side when leaving children unsupervised/Jackie Burrell, Knight Ridder Newspapers

DFO: We began leaving our kids home alone in the evenings for a few hours when they were 12 or 13. Never had a problem. Then, they were pretty mature for their ages.

Question: What's a proper age to begin leaving your children home alone?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.