Results for - Mother Berated For Leaving Son Home Alone

3,152 voters participated in this survey

A mother of a 5-year old son recently went to Reddit to share a post about leaving her son home alone. The woman says she left her son at home with chicken nuggets in the oven so she could quickly pick up something to satisfy her cravings. However, when she returned, she found her fiancé home. He was upset that their 5-year-old son had been left alone while the oven was on. The mother says that she feels degraded and belittled over a small little thing.

Are you familiar with this news story?

1. Are you familiar with this news story?

Yes, I am familiar with this news story
7%
206 votes
No, I am not familiar with this news story
93%
2,894 votes

2. Do you think the father should be upset that the child was left alone while the oven was on?

Yes, I think the father should be upset
85%
2,638 votes
No, I do not think the father should be upset
5%
146 votes
Not sure
10%
316 votes

3. Have you ever been in the position where you had to leave your young child (under 9) home alone with something on the stove or in the oven?

Yes, I have been in a similar position
4%
136 votes
No, I have not been in a similar position
69%
2,130 votes
N/A
27%
834 votes

4. At what age should a child be left home alone?

7
2%
58 votes
8
2%
47 votes
9
2%
64 votes
10
13%
391 votes
11
7%
208 votes
12
31%
967 votes
13
15%
474 votes
14
21%
658 votes
Other (please specify)
8%
233 votes
03/10/2019 Living 3152 98 By: Tellwut

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By: Tellwut