kids safe when they're alone in the house
today's modern world, it has become important for both husband
and wife to work in order to provide the family of all basic
necessities. Hence the child is either left with babysitters
or with grandparents. However it is not possible for every
parent to leave their child in the supervision or control
of caregivers and hence if the child is left alone at home
it becomes necessary to teach the child certain basic things
so that he can take care of himself when he is home alone.
There's a lot of stress involved in leaving your children
alone. That's where coaching and teaching comes in.
When it comes to a child's safety, the home can be a dangerous
place. In fact, reports estimate that among children between
the age group of 14 years and younger, 50 percent of deaths
and 45 percent of nonfatal, accidental injuries occur at home.
Deciding whether your child is grown up and mature enough
to stay alone at home without any adult supervision is a tough
decision to make. It is always good to let your child take
care of himself and you should always teach him to never be
dependent on anyone, but remember that your child's safety
comes first. Thus when determining whether or not your child
is ready to stay home alone, assess the child individually,
not just as part of an overall age group. Generally a child
develops mentally to stay home alone at the age of 12 or 13
but it varies from child to child. Children develop at different
rates, and parents must consider each child individually.