Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Supervising Children and Self-Care.

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North Dakota Division of Children and Family Services. Child Protection Services.
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Intended for parents in North Dakota, this brochure explores key issues that need to be considered when contemplating leaving a child home alone. Feelings children and adolescents might experience when they are in self-care situations are explained, as well as guidelines that have been developed for different age groups. Parents are urged to consider key factors other than age when deciding if a child should be left alone, and safety tips are listed for ensuring the home is safe for children and that the children know what to do in emergencies.

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