Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Supervising Children and Self-Care.

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Year Published
2007
Author (Organization)
North Dakota Division of Children and Family Services. Child Protection Services.
Resource Type
Other
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Intended for parents in North Dakota, this brochure explores key issues that need to be considered when contemplating leaving a child home alone. Feelings children and adolescents might experience when they are in self-care situations are explained, as well as guidelines that have been developed for different age groups. Parents are urged to consider key factors other than age when deciding if a child should be left alone, and safety tips are listed for ensuring the home is safe for children and that the children know what to do in emergencies.

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