Minnesota law does not provide a specific age or circumstances under which a child can be left home alone or under the care of another child. However, there are general laws that require adequate and appropriate supervision of minor children.
In general, Minnesota child supervision guidelines are vague and suggest that parents use common sense regarding child supervision.
That said, if you are facing a potential divorce or child custody case, it’s likely that your ex (and their attorney) will be carefully tracking the supervision of the children while they’re in your care, looking for slip-ups that could paint you as a negligent parent.
We’ve put together a guide covering the general child supervision guidelines laid out by the state, [...]