Whether it's a snow day, a sick day, or after school, there will likely be times when you have to leave your child home alone. This can be a daunting prospect for any parent, no matter how responsible or mature the kids seem to be.
But with a little planning, the time that kids spend home alone can be catastrophe-free — and can even help build their sense of confidence and independence.
These articles and recipes will help you and your child ensure that home alone time is safe, healthy, and enjoyable!
Leaving Your Child Home Alone:
Childproofing and Preventing Household Accidents
Getting Help: Know the Numbers
Emergency Contact Sheet
Teaching Your Child How to Use 911
For Kids: When It's Just You After School
For Kids: When It's Just You in an Emergency
For Kids: Game Closet