Home Alone may be a hit holiday movie, but in our homes, the kids definitely want (or need) company, with one notable exception. A survey of social workers says 12 is the magic age. We say one size never fits all. Mentioned: Parenting horror movies we made up, and a terrifying real one starring Sally Field.
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