Can a 13 year old legally stay home alone for 7-8 hours?

I am 13 years old, and I want to do homeschool but both of my parents work. My mom is worried that social services might take me away if I stay home alone for 7-8 hours, and she is willing to give up her job for me. I don't want her to do that, but I also want to homeschool for a variety of reasons. I know how... show more I am 13 years old, and I want to do homeschool but both of my parents work. My mom is worried that social services might take me away if I stay home alone for 7-8 hours, and she is willing to give up her job for me. I don't want her to do that, but I also want to homeschool for a variety of reasons. I know how to make myself food, and I am mature enough to be home alone. I also have a dog, and I live in a safe neighborhood where there has never been any crimes in so far. I'm in California, so there isn't any law towards a 13 year old being able to stay home alone. But, how long can I stay home alone? Please only give serious answers.
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