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Determine When a Child Is Ready to Stay Home Alone

May 1, 2017, 12:29 pm | Malisa Rader, Laura Sternweis

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.