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    Default children home alone New Mexico

    Is there a legal age in New Mexico for when it is permissable to allow a child to stay home alone? Is there a difference if it is day time or overnight?


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    Default Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits


    There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with very specific ages. Typically 8 year olds and over can be left at home for up to several hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work).

    12 years old appears to be the most common recommendation. provides a state by state comparison.
    Last edited by rkelley; 06-03-2008 at 04:43 AM.

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