Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?

Pregnancy & Postpartum

tween kid laying on couch


HealthDay News

(HealthDay News) -- There's no standard age at which a child can safely stay home alone. It depends on the individual and his or her maturity and responsibility.

The University of Michigan Health System says before a child can stay alone, he or she should be able to:

  • Make appropriate decisions.
  • Handle an emergency.
  • Behave in a mature manner.
  • Be trusted to follow all the rules of the house.
  • Follow safety guidelines, especially in an emergency.
  • Use the phone independently.

Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

ADVERTISEMENT

‘Down to My Last Diaper’: The Anxiety of Parenting in Poverty

One in every three American families cannot afford enough diapers to keep their infants and toddlers clean, dry and healthy. For many parents, that leads to wrenching choices: diapers, food or rent?

Family & Caregiving

Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-to-School Challenges

Roughly 7 million U.S. children and young adults with special needs face learning challenges due to the pandemic

Family & Caregiving

by eMediHealth

☆☆☆☆☆ By eMediHealth ☆☆☆☆☆