Q: Can I leave my 16-year-old son home alone for several nights with food, phone and people checking in on him?
A: You can, but if there if there is someone he can stay with, that might be a better idea. It also depends on his maturity level, and how and how often someone would be checking in, how far away you are going, and whether he knows what to do in an emergency. If he has another parent or someone close by, it would be better to have him stay with him/her/them, but you can use your best judgment.
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