When can my child stay home alone?  

When can my child stay home alone?  

Child experts generally agree that eleven or twelve is the age at which parents can consider allowing their boy or girl to be home alone, provided that it is during the day and for no more than approximately three hours. Before a parent leaves a child home alone, there are several factors to take into account.

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Also, your family may be interested in attending a live class through CoxHealth for ages 9-14 with parents. You child will learn what to do in an emergency and how to handle other safety issues. Call 417-269-5239 to register for ‘In Charge at Home‘.  The next class is April 24th from 6 to 8 pm,  in the Turner Center next to Cox South.

 

 

 

 

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