FAQ: Do children have to be a certain age before they can be left alone at home?
July 16, 2018
Summer is in full swing and many parents are wondering if/when it is okay to leave a child home by themselves. At the library, we get this question so frequently that we added an answer for it to our frequently asked legal questions page.
In addition to addressing this topic, our frequently asked questions page provides answers to many of the other most common legal questions that we receive. While we are unable to provide legal advice or address your specific situation, the information on these pages may help you to answer your own question. Examples of other questions related to children include:
- Do I have a legal right to see my grandchild?
- Can a 17-year-old move out and leave home?
- How old do you have to be in order to be considered an adult? What is the "age of consent" in Texas?
If you find that your question is not addressed on our frequently asked legal questions page, please don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian for assistance!