By Renee Koenig, Assistant Professor, Family Living Educator with UW- Extension
Putting together a schedule of summer activities for your children can be a challenge. Like many parents, you might be trying to decide if it is safe to leave your school-age child home alone during the summer break. Your child might be ready to stay home alone if your child:
- Is willing to stay alone
- Acts responsibly and follows rules
- Knows how to handle emergencies
UW-Extension offers a free on-line video class called Home Alone. The video lessons were developed to help you prepare your child for self-care. Watch the videos together with your child at fyi.uwex.edu/homealone/.