You might think you know if your child is ready to do a bit of solo shopping at the mall while you’re in another store, but you might be wrong.
At what age would you feel confident leaving your child alone in a store in a mall while you shopped elsewhere? Let’s face it, that age is going to differ for many people, because all kids are different. Some kids are super mature and responsible at 10, while others still need constant supervision.
While one NY area mom clearly thought her 10 year old was responsible enough to browse a Lego store alone while she did some shopping, the authorities disagreed and she’s now facing charges.
Is 10 too young to be left alone in a store?