Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Home Alone Course with First Aid for Children

By Matthew Albertson Subscribe to RSS | July 23rd 2012 | Views:

Many Canadian children nowadays stay home alone for short periods of time until a parent returns from work. This is a reality of our modern day society. For parents it can be a very difficult decision to leave children at home without adult supervision. However, a common sense approach, good preparation and a clear understanding by all of the expectations for children and adults can help families get ready for this important step towards independence.

Parents and guardians are responsible for the safety and well-being of their children and need to make reasonable provisions to ensure a safe and nurturing environment. Some suggestions for creating a safe environment include:

Provide a safe and secure home

Keep in touch by phone, pager or text messaging.

Establish clear rules and expectations.

Make sure your child stays occupied with appropriate activities.

Prepare your child to deal with real-life situations and emergencies.

Limit the amount of time children are left alone

Children need to feel confident that they can reach a competent adult at all times when left unsupervised. Many parents and guardians request “home alone” courses for their children, says Velma Ganassini, Program Co-ordinator for Ontario-based SOS First Aid and Safety Training. “The Home Alone course with First Aid helps to prepare children with knowledge and skills to stay safe and be responsible when home alone for short periods of time,” says Ganassini, “and children are often more willing to listen to ‘the safety message’ from a teacher or adult who is not a parent.”

The popular course focuses on safety in and out of the home, injury prevention, how to handle real-life situations and provide basic first aid. SOS First Aid offers the Home Alone with First Aid course for children in the Ontario communities of Mississauga, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Toronto and surrounding areas. SOS First Aid delivers an interactive program that makes learning a serious message fun and ideal for children aged 9 to 12. For more information, please visit .

In Ontario, there is no legal or specific age at which a child can be left unattended. However, it is not recommended to leave a child under the age of 10 without adult supervision. Parents should never force a child who is not ready or willing to stay at home alone. Use common sense and take the necessary time it takes to prepare the family for this important step of independence.

Matthew Albertson - About Author:
Matthew Albertson is author of this article. To know more about Ontario First Aid Training Courses and Standard First Aid and CPR , Please visit this link City of Hamilton Babysitting Courses.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Business Articles Subscribe to RSS

Select one of the best keynote speakers and achieve even greater heights through follow on effective corporate training programs
Published by Maryparker on February 22nd 2012 | Business
Gone are those days when companies would gather their employees to attend a one-off corporate traini...
MCITP: Server Administrator and numerous Mcitp courses for your select
Published by Water123 on December 16th 2011 | Business
With increasing importance of information technology in nearly all industries and organizations, a C...
Essential Environment training for a better world
Published by Luis Childress on April 9th 2012 | Business
Environment development and sustainability is an international multidisciplinary journal covering as...
Why is management training so important
Published by Julia Roger on March 22nd 2012 | Business
Dancing Lion are leading providers of Management Training, Call and Contact Centre Training and Cust...
Severnvale Academy provide Business English courses, for professionals taught by professionals who really care.
Published by James Blee on June 19th 2012 | Business
The academy is situated in the heart of Shropshire in the medieval town of Shrewsbury, steeped with ...
BTEC construction courses available at all levels.
Published by James Finlay on November 29th 2011 | Business
A BTEC in Construction is an good way for learners to acquire the craft skills and knowledge they wi...
Safety rules with forklift training
Published by Glyn Jones on July 3rd 2012 | Business
Use a safety cage for a forklift to ensure you are safe. No matter what the forklift is being used f...
Disability awareness and equality training
Published by Victor Douglas on December 21st 2011 | Business
Dealing with the needs of individuals with disability is quite crucial and there is need to hire the...
Essential Investment Training provides you with valuable training for novice and experience stock traders alike
Published by James Blee on June 16th 2012 | Business
Essential Investment Training is a reputable business that allows the average person the ability to ...
How to select dog training collar?
Published by Chris Adam on March 31st 2012 | Business
So you are out in the market looking for dog training collar? You will be surprise to find there are...
Learn about Significance of CompTIA A+ Certification as a basal training
Published by Water123 on December 29th 2011 | Business
The Project+ exam is given out by the computer technology industry association to certify aspiring p...
Management training courses explained
Published by James Blee on June 16th 2012 | Business
Management training courses consist of multiple sessions which encompass a broad range of skills whi...
CITC a Govt. of India Regd. Institute offers Online Franchise Registration for Computer courses
Published by Gouri on March 9th 2012 | Business
Franchise is a form of business organization in which a firm which already has a successful product ...
Are you interested in IOSH Managing Safely courses
Published by Julia Roger on January 10th 2012 | Business
Whether our customers choose to take IOSH Managing Safely options in the classroom or via convenient...
Essential Investment Training is a training tool that will surely promote sound working practices
Published by Mary Porter on July 10th 2012 | Business
One of the principal benefits of Essential Investment Training is that we provide the average person...
Why you should choose RSC for your safety training requirements?
Published by Risksafetyconsultants on April 12th 2012 | Business
Health and safety consultancy Sheffield consists of experts having years of experience in the field....
Photoshop training
Published by Dirk Curt on January 9th 2012 | Business
The infrastructure as well the technical hardware and software installed are latest and upgraded. Th...
A guide to IPAF training Leeds
Published by James Blee on June 16th 2012 | Business
IPAF training Leeds is most probably something which you are hitherto unfamiliar with. However, alon...
Why it is important to choose lavender for your NDT training courses
Published by Lavender NDT on May 11th 2012 | Business
Lavender International is the leader in provision of NDT Training, NDT Examinations and Consultancy ...