Re: Mother Arrested for Leaving 8-year-old Daughter Home Alone

Although I do not agree with what Borrayo did. There is no age requirement for leaving a child home alone....this is copied directly off Texas Department of Family and Protective Services...

How old must a child be to be left home alone?

Answer: Supervision of children is basic to the prevention of harm. Adequate supervision means an adult caregiver is accountable for the child's care. ALTHOUGH, there is no Texas law that defines a specific age at which a child may be left home alone.