your children should follow when alone at home
Who is allowed in the home while parents are away?
It is very important to teach children as to whom the door
should be opened when they are alone at home. This is the
first point you must consider in order to ensure the safety
of your kid as well as your house.
How will children respond to the doorbell?
The second lesson will be how your child should respond to
the doorbell. Should they ignore it or should they open the
door for selected people.
Will they accept deliveries from letter carriers, florists,
Your children should be taught to accept deliveries and letters
from postman, courier services etc when you are not at home.
Will children answer the phone?
Another thing that has to be taught to your child is how to
answer phone call and what to tell callers when you are not
available at home.
What snacks are children allowed to prepare alone?
It is risky to allow children to prepare food for them when
you are away. But you can allow them to prepare their favourite
sandwich only if they can make it properly without you guidance.
Never allow them to prepare any food for which they have to
use the gas or microwave etc. It is best if you keep snacks
ready for them to eat when hungry.
Will children be allowed to play outside?
If so, in the backyard only? At someone else's house? Remind
children to keep a safe distance from strangers and to seek
safety inside if a situation makes them feel uncomfortable.
Instruct your children to expect the unexpected and be ready
for any situation without being panicked.
Point out potential hazards in your home, such as electrical
outlets, appliances, and heating equipment, and explain how
to avoid injuries from them.