Brooklyn mom under fire for leaving her son home alone

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- A Brooklyn mother is coming under fire tonight for her parenting techniques.

Lizzie Heiselt says she occasionally leaves her 7-year-old son home alone.

Heiselt says she only does it for short periods of time of 45 minutes or less.

The mother believes it is important for parents to protect their children but also let them develop confidence to take care of themselves.

Heiselt takes to her blog to tell readers that her son loves being on his own and knows exactly what to do in case of an emergency.

In case you were wondering, what she is going is perfectly legal.

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