Ok so here’s a question. My daughter with type 1 will soon be 9 years old, and here in Ontario, Canada the general rule of thumb is that a child can stay home by themselves at 10, babysit siblings at 11 and babysit other children at 12. Now this is taking into consideration a child’s maturity and ability of course.
So my sons are 12 and 10 and I can leave them at home to run an errand or do groceries (we are homeschoolers to this would be in the afternoon for a hour or so) but this summer my son turns 13, so I would consider leaving my other daughter who will be 7 at home with him for a bit, but but I still don’t feel comfortable leaving my type 1 daughter at home with him because that is WAY too much responsibility to put on 13 year old… but am I being reasonable or over protective?
I want to wait until she can stay home and manage herself in a way that my husband and I feel comfortable with. But when will that be? For those older with type 1 - when were you able to stay home by yourself? 10? 11? 12?
Just really wondering about this…