Just that really. My nearly 14 year old is moaning that he has to be ‘babysat’ by my parents at their house and has asked to stay home alone when I go out. I have reservations because to me, he’s still just a kid. But then I remember my parents went away for a weekend and left me home alone when I was 14. And I was regularly travelling into central London by myself on Saturdays from the age of 12 to attend music college. So am I coddling him too much? He is a sensible kid and when I say going out, I mean to my local which is about a 10 minute walk away so it’s not like I couldn’t get home quickly if there was a problem. What do you think? He’s already trying to hussle money out of me for babysitting the younger two while I go out, but I’ve said a firm no to that till he’s at least 16 and they’re 11 and 6.