The first time we left our son home alone he was 12, we just went out to dinner. Within an hour, he called us in tears, could barely speak. When we finally got him to calm down, we figured out that he was laughing so hard he was crying all because of a movie he was watching! Freaked us out completely! We have since been trying to kick him out of the house! All he does is sit at his computer and on VR and hates social interaction. Not sure if being a lenient parent is any better, lol! He's now 23....Then my parents are DEFINITELY helicopter pilots.
They have never allowed me to stay at home by myself, I can’t go for a run on my road by myself, I can’t go into a store by myself, etc.