child-rearing

When is it OK to let a child stay home alone?

Aug. 19, 2010 at 8:56 PM ET

All parents want their children to grow up to become independent, responsible adults. But just when and how should the cord-cutting process begin? For instance, when is it OK to let your child swim alone? Take a bath alone? Stay home alone? Travel on an airplane alone? Opinions vary greatly, and we’d love to hear yours! To take a quick survey from TODAY and Parenting.com about these issues, click here. The survey results will be discussed on the show on Thursday, Aug. 26.
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