Children: At What Age Should They Shop?
September 29, 2006 3:51pm CST
How old should a child be when he or she is allowed to pay for items at a cashier alone, either with or without parents?
30 Sep 06
My son at 6, could go to shop and bring small and petty things like candles, match box, chocolates etc. Now, he is 13 and brings medicines, milk sachets, magazines, his school requirements like refill for pen, erazer, note books, etc. Most of the shops are within 500 metres from our house.
• United States
29 Sep 06
I would say it depends on their maturity and their gender. Girls can be more mature than guys, according to statistics. I would say around 12 or 13 though, for safety reasons, unless your in the store and they`re just walking around the store, around 10-11 then should be okay.