The decision to leave a child home alone takes thought, discussion and preparedness. Deciding a child's readiness to safely assume the responsibilities of taking care of themselves at home can often be answered simply by asking the child.
If your child has shown a high level of apprenhension in the past about being alone than other alternatives may want to be found. However, safety knowledge and training can often provide the child with the right tools to feel more confident about staying home alone.
Taking this simple quiz can help you determine if your child is ready to be home alone and what areas you can improve to help insure the proper safety tools are in place.
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