Really? You can't leave a 14 year old home alone? Wow things have changed alot. My babysisters used to not be any older than that and by like teh age of 8 I was alone in the house for like couple hours. Granted we live in the middle of nowhere and could only go as far as my horse or three wheeler (the kind with a motor) would take me and I usually had my .22 Henry with me.