Parents: Are You Ready?
Is your child ready for self-care?
The first step in the Home Alone: Preparing for Self-Care program is to determine the readiness of your child or children. Please watch the following video and follow the instructions given by the narrator.
Now, parents, complete the “Is Your Child Ready for Self-Care?” assessment to help determine if you think your child is ready to stay home alone.
PDF version of Is Your Child Ready for Self-Care to print or save (PDF, 1 page, 390 KB)
If you answered mostly “yes” you will probably want to move onto the next assessment “Are Your Home and Neighborhood Safe?” If not, you may want to wait until your child is older and try the assessment again.