emotional support to your child
Lending emotional support to your child even when you're away
will help her feel confident about your trust and concern.
First have confidence in yourself that your child can take
care of himself/herself and always encourage him/her so that
he/she builds up his/her own confidence. Surprise your child
with cheery notes offering loving encouragement or thoughts
on what a great kid you have. Always tell them that you are
proud of them and give your full encouragement in whatever
they do. If your child routinely stays at home after school
until you get home from work, ask him/her to call you every
now and then to check in. Most of all encourage your child
to express any concerns she may have about staying alone.
If your child is not yet ready to stay alone at home and is
not confident about it then be patient with him/her. Don't
impose anything upon your child. Be frank with your child.
Know his/her mind. If your child is shy and reserved and is
not able to speak out his/her mind then try to know his views
and don't jump to conclusions. Remember your child's safety
is your ultimate concern and any sacrifice is worth it.