Posts tagged "law"

Law to parents: No, you cannot have full access to your child's medical records

Law to parents: No, you cannot have full access to your child's medical records
I took my tween to the doctor for her annual check up last week. I was surprised to learn on this visit that parents of older tweens have limited access to medical records for their tweens. “State and Federal law restricts parental access to certain medical information for minors age 12-17.” The form states that,... Read more »

Staying home alone? Is your Tween ready?

The questions of when your child is ready to stay home alone is a tough one. Here to help us determine the right answer is today’s guest poster Kim Estes. Kim is a child safety expert with 15 years of experience educating parents who works tirelessly to help us keep our kids safe and found... Read more »

IL DOT says kids should ride in the back seat until age 13

IL DOT says kids should ride in the back seat until age 13
Do you know the law in your state about how old a child must be before he or she sits in the front seat of your vehicle? Some of her friends regularly ride in the front passenger seat of their family vehicle.  Some do not.  Lately my tween has been asking to ride in the... Read more »
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How old is old enough to stay home alone?

A right of tween passage is being left home alone.  Another right of tween passage is often the first babysitting job. But at what age should those happen, and do parents get to decide? Or does the state law determine when your tween is ready to be left without parental supervision, or when they become... Read more »