Leaving your child home alone.

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Leaving your child home alone.

It is natural for parents to become anxious, when they leave their children alone at home. But you can feel confident by a little planning. It can be a positive experience, to your kids too. They will gain self confidence and get some independence. Leaving alone a five year kid is not advisable but a fifteen year old child can be left alone in home for some time. All this depends on your a your child's confidence. In general, it is not a good idea to leave a small child alone at home. Always allow your child to stay alone in home only for thirty minutes in the beginning.

Here are some precautions to take while leaving your child alone at home.

  1. The child should be knowing to call the security in emergencies.
  2. He should be knowing to call you by his cell phone.
  3. The child should be trained to operate the microwave.
  4. He should be knowing what to do if there is a fire.
  5. She should be trained not to open the door for strangers.
  6. Schedule a time to call your child.
  7. Be sure about the type of T.V shows in that timings.
  8. She should be trained to answer your call.
  9. Create a list of names your child can call when he is alone.
  10. Leave him or her enough snacks to eat when hungry.
  11. Keep knives, medicines and lighters away from your child's reach.
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