How do you know if your child is ready to stay home alone? Is there an age at which children can stay home alone safely? Megan Galgano, mother of three teens and an educator of 15 years of KidProofColorado joined us today on Dr. Lynne Weighs In to tell us what we need to know.
What is Kidproof? North America’s leading provider of child safety education. Our belief is that Knowledge is the key to staying safe so Kidproof’s purpose is to empower kids and parents with critical knowledge. We are proactive and focus on prevention. Our classes are designed for kids 4-14 and we have a few parent seminars as well. We come to you. We go to schools and community centers and hold our classes on Bully Proofing, Cyber Safe, Stranger Smarts, Home Alone and more. In addition, Kidproof’s newsletter and blog offer fantastic resources for parents on how to set parental controls, how to recognize eating disorders, how to know if your child is the target of bullying, and so much more. www.kidproofsafety.com to learn more.
What do we need to consider to determine if our children are ready to stay home alone?
What are our rights and responsibilities as parents when we leave our kids at home alone? How do we communicate our expectations?
Parents and kids should come up with a list of rules or expectations for times child is home alone. This should become a formal contract the child and parent sign to show agreement and acceptance. The contract should address:
For more information, parents can find classes in their area, sign up for the informative newsletter, or access the blog all from the website www.kidproofsafety.com. Follow on Facebook Kidproof Colorado and Twitter @KidproofColo.Find more from Dr. Lynne on Facebook.