That's what happened to brave 10-year-old Paityn Mock. She was home sick from school and her mom was at the grocery store, when burglars broke into the home. Paityn did exactly what she should do - she grabbed the phone, hid in the pantry and dialed 9-1-1.
She managed to escape the house, and the police came and arrested the men. But the mom is getting a lot of flack for leaving Paityn home alone. A lot of parents leave their kids alone if they think they're responsible, like this little girl obviously was.
So here's the question: Do you ever leave your kids alone? Do you base your decision on age, or readiness for responsibilities? Maturity, intelligence, common sense vary from kid to kid. Would your child know what to do?