My nine-year-old stepson threw a tantrum so I left him home alone – everyone’s saying the same thing | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed how she left her nine-year-old stepson home alone after he threw a huge tantrum – and it has divided opinion.

The angry woman vented about how she was going to be late for work so left the young boy as he “refused” to get out of bed.

She said her husband was at work and she was supposed to drop her stepson off at a holiday club, and then her own child somewhere else before going to work.

However, the tantruming boy had other ideas.

She wrote on Mumsnet: "Yesterday morning DSC [darling stepchild] was in a foul mood, refusing to get up, point blank refusing to go to club, saying 'make me', saying they were too tired and so on.

"It got to the point where I was going to be seriously late for work and I had to drop our child off too so I just f***ed off and left.

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"I rang DH [darling husband] and told him he'd need to come home from work and deal with it and I left and went to work."

The moody stepson had called his mum who was furious that he was home alone.

However, the Mumsnet user said she has now made it clear she will no longer be responsible for the boy going forwards as she can’t be late for work if he misbehaves.

She added: "No way was I being late for work because of a nine-year-old's tantrum and I wasn't dragging him out to the car either.

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"Instead of being furious with me how about being cross with your child for being so naughty?!"

She said that she is furious that she has been landed with the blame and said: “F*** off and teach your own child how to behave then."

She added: "I'm not a babysitter or a childminder, I have my own job to get to, and being late because someone else's child refuses to get out of bed doesn't cut it."

People were quick to chime in with their own views on the saga.

Many supported her decision in this instance.

One said: "And now the actual parents can well… parent.”

Another added: "Yes step back, drop the rope. The parents must sort it out – at the end of the day, not your kid, not your circus.”

And a third commented: "How dare she have a go at you for her kid's poor behaviour!" 

However, many people said it was wrong to leave the child unattended.

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One wrote: "If something had happened to the child when you funked off and left them to it, then as the actual adult or babysitter the child was left in the care of you would be the one responsible.”

And one agreed: “You agreed to take DSC to a club, you agreed to look after them and you've left a nine-year-old alone in the house without supervision. 

“If it was a similar situation with a babysitter or a childminder and they'd left my child alone unsupervised because they were naughty I'd also be horrified."

The woman clarified the boy had only been left 30-40 minutes and was still in bed as he refused to get out.

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According to the Gov website, the law does not say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk.

It says: "Use your judgement on how mature your child is before you decide to leave them alone, for example at home or in a car.

"The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) says children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time."

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