Health Matters

5 questions to ask before leaving a child home alone

  • Are they at least 10 years old?
  • Do they want to stay home alone?
  • Are they independent?
  • Have they had any safety training?
  • Have you prepared them to be home alone?

Program their cellphones with 9-1-1 for emergencies; your work and cellphone numbers; a backup number for a neighbor or relative; Poison Control, 800.222.1222; and your home address.


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