Good question...and Maine does have an answer.

There is no age requirement. In fact, Maine is in the majority with 34 states having no age requirement to stay home alone.

I was a latchkey kid and was off the bus home alone around 7-years-old. But now days, it appears parents may be more protective. In Maine, it all depends on the kid, close by supervision and access to a phone.

How old were your kids when you finally left them alone? How old were YOU when YOU were left alone?