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There is no specific law that directly addresses this in NJ. Instead, this would fall under the abuse and neglect statutes. The definition of an abused or neglected child is defined as a child under the age of 18, whose physical, mental or emotional condition has been impaired or is in imminent danger of becoming impaired as the result of the failure of the parent, guardian or other person having custody and control to exercise a minimum degree of care.
Whether or not a parent can be held accountable for possible child neglect for improper supervision will be based on the totality of the circumstances. There is no clear answer because it depends on the maturity of the 14 year old. Normally, leaving a younger with a 14 year old for short periods of time isn't an issue, but of course it depends on the maturity and responsibility level of the 14 year old.So long as they are responsible and capable of looking after the child (because as you know, it doesn't take long for a 4 year old to find trouble!) I think you'll be okay, because you'll be very close by and checking in regularly, it's not as if you're leaving for hours or overnight.
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This is merely my professional opinion --because again the law is silent on this issue -but I don't think leaving them overnight with a 14 year old is a wise idea, even with periodic check-ins. I think caring for a child overnight is a huge responsibility and most 14 year olds don't have that maturity level and wouldn't know how to react in an emergency in the middle of the night. I think it would be best to have an adult stay with them overnight.
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