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Is the little one prepared to stay home alone and remain unattended? Learn how to do this to keep him safe and safe. If you do not allow yourself to pay someone to stay with the child and you do not have a trusted neighbor to call on, you have only one solution: the key hung by the neck. The decision is not easy to make, especially since there is no magic formula to determine if the little one is ready to take on such a responsibility.

The decision must be based on objective criteria, as well as on the assessment of the child's maturity.

Evaluate the degree of maturity of the child by answering the following questions:

1. Do you know the phone number and home address? Can you dial a phone number? But answer the phone?

2. Does he know how to give enough information about what he did that day? For example, can you explain in detail what he did in kindergarten or school so that you understand?

3. Do you know what to do in case of fire? Does he know how to give his first care in case he gets hurt? Do you know how to proceed if I knock on the door of foreign persons?

4. Does he know how to call the emergency numbers?

5. Do you understand and follow the advice and instructions you give? Can you tell us the rules you have set together regarding the home state alone?

6. Want to stay home alone? Is he a frightened child, is he scared of loud noises or is he afraid of darkness?

7. When he has to make a decision, does he adapt to the situation and choose the best option?

8. Is he okay with his brother or sister? Are they able to resolve their conflicts?

9. Can you trust him that he will take care of the keys of the house and not lose them?

10. Find something constructive to do when left alone in his room?

If the answers to these questions do not reassure you, it does not necessarily mean that the child cannot be alone in the house, but that it is necessary to insist on what he has to do. Prepare it in advance and leave it for the first 15-30 minutes alone in the house.

Make sure you keep in mind the list of the phone numbers of those you can contact in case of emergency and tell them where you are going and how much you will be missing. Reward him whenever he has proven that he respected the rules (praise him and give him a small gift).

Convince yourself first!

It is good to have a serious family discussion with the child. Ask him directly if he wants to be alone and if he thinks he'll handle it. If his answer is "NO", then find out the reasons, help him reveal his worries and try to cancel his fears. First of all, parents, if you are ready to leave the child unattended at home.

The first question you have to ask yourself is "What should I do to calm down if I choose this solution?" In other words, what you need to know about the safety of the child left alone at home. Calm your fears, otherwise you risk transmitting them to the little one.

Make a list of the fears you have (foreign people, gas, the road to school or kindergarten, etc.) and train it accordingly. Establish some strict rules to follow (it is good to make a list) and remind them periodically. Here's what the child needs to know:

1. Always come straight home and do not change the established route, neither when leaving for school, nor when returning.

2. Tell him that someone in your family will call you at a certain time (set what) to check if he has arrived home and is doing well.

3. Never enter the house if it finds the door open (or seems forced). In this situation, go to a neighbor.

4. Lock the door as soon as you get home and don't let anyone enter.

5. He is not allowed to receive schoolmates or friends from the house.

6. If someone calls on the phone and asks their parents not to say "I'm home alone".

7. Under no circumstances should the key be kept in sight (for example, hanging by the neck or by the hand).

8. When he comes home to eat, he goes to bed and then he plays or starts with the themes.

9. Do not walk to the sockets, the stove and do not play with objects that could hurt him.



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