When Is My Child Old Enough to Leave Alone?

In January 2015, Danielle Meitiv waved goodbye to her 10-year old son and 6-year old daughter as they began the 1-mile walk to school. Halfway through the trek, a passerby spotted the children and called the police. Just ten minutes into their journey, police promptly picked up the children, holding them for over five hours, and charged their parents with neglect. While Meitiv was . . .

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