We have 5 and 6 year old girls. We are wondering how old our neighbor needs to be before she can legally babysit. If something was to go wrong, would we be liable? (obviously common sense is sort of the key to our kids safety. Liability isn't the first concern, our kids' safety is. Likewise I know that the maturity of the babysitter (and the behaviour of our kids) is the primary factor). Also, how old does a kid LEGALLY need to be before they can be left at home alone?
What is the name of your state? California