We're in the process of making plans for child care over spring break and thinking ahead to the summer months. But this has us thinking about what age it would be acceptable to leave our kids home alone for school breaks. Also, our kids are 3.5 years apart, so at what age would we allow E to look after his little sister at home?

DH seems to remember staying home alone when his sister was in 5th grade and he was in 3rd grade. My Mom ran a daycare out of our home, so I was never home alone over breaks. I feel like her daycare kids usually stopped coming around 12.

What age do you think you'd be comfortable leaving your kids home alone over school breaks?