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South Carolina’s Free-range Parenting Bill Explores at What Age Can Kids Be on Their Own

South Carolina’s Free-range Parenting Bill Explores at What Age Can Kids Be on Their Own
A so-called "free-range parenting" bill has sparked debate among South Carolina senators about when children are old enough to be left home alone.


The measure, which won approval Tuesday morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee, seeks to encourage children to become more independent. It would prevent parents from being accused of abuse or neglect if they allow children of "sufficient age or maturity" to play outside and walk or bicycle to school without supervision.
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