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Make Time to Practice Home-Alone Skills

Girl home aloneIf you’re thinking about having your children go home alone after school, you can to teach them skills, define rules and encourage them to be in charge while you’re nearby.

The ultimate responsibility for the safety, care, well-being and behavior of your children remains with you: the parent or caregiver, whether you are there to personally supervise your children or not. For additional information, see the N.D. Department of Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota brochure “Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?” 

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Source: , NDSU Family Science Specialist, 701-231-7450.

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