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I will be a single parent in future, and I will have a 8 hour job (7:30 AM to 3:30 PM) always.
Assuming the school bus drops the kid at the colony gate, at what age can I expect the child to come home and stay at home alone for 6 hours safely, after coming from school?
The child should be able to take out food from fridge, heat it on gas stove, and feed herself.
The child should not open the door even if the stranger pleads to death.
At what age will I be able to leave the child alone at home for long intervals?