I am a free range parent. My kids are (almost) 15 and 12. I don’t own a cell phone. I was leaving them home alone to attend our high school’s pto meeting while my husband was out of town. As I was heading out the door I told them I’d be at the school. My daughter, the 12 year old, asked what the phone number was. In my best serious voice I said, “9-1-1.” They both laughed and I went (guilt-free) out the door.
Robin in New Jersey
See readers? Sometimes, you can make a parenting decision that’s fun, easy, sane and even legal!