Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Working parents Home Alone Safety Tips for your Kid

By Jasina Subscribe to RSS | March 20th 2012 | Views:

Safety of family members is very important for making your home a sweet home. In today’s generation, home alone is not a new concept. The working parents have no option but to leave their children alone at home after their school. Most experts recommend not doing it before your child is 12, not doing so at night and not leaving a child under 16 in charge of younger siblings. So how can you work out whether your child is ready for home alone and ensure his/her safety. Today it is common that parents are busy with their work and children had to stay alone after their school. So a new generation of kids is spending some time alone after school. You need to ensure that your child has matured to stay alone and will be safe in absence of adult supervision. Here are some tips for safety of your kids.

Call parents: once back from school, call mom or dad and let them know you have arrived safely

Ensure a common and safe route: have a set common route coming home from school and don’t encourage taking short cuts.

Avoid strangers: when receiving calls, kids should not let strangers know that they are alone at home. If someone does come to the door encourage to use the peephole or look through a window to see who it is.

Keep useful information handy: post a list of emergency numbers including family members, trusted friends and neighbors and emergency personnel. Give your youngster a lots of encouragement, support and reinforcement and treat their mistakes as learning experiences instead of failures. Try to avoid placing too much responsibility on a young child.

Residents of apartment complexes which do not have a play area are particularly worried about children sneaking to the terrace to play. Today majority of the apartment complexes in the city do not have play areas and the apartments increasingly have rooftop recreation facilities. There is no rule barring such facilities. The absence of playgrounds in many residential areas makes the terrace or balcony of apartment a tempting option for the children. Following preventative measures helps to ensure that such accidents were not repeated.

Young children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

There should be a 1.5 meter high parapet wall topped with iron bar railings and safety nets for the balcony or terrace.

Ensure there is no violation of fire safety measures, building bye-law, changes in original plan, illegal or extra construction.

Ensure that the access door is securely locked at all times and put the key where your child cannot possibility reach it.

Use window guards and stops on windows above the first floor. Window guards are a barrier in front of the window. They are available at local hardware, home renovation or home safety stores.

The apartment associations or property managers are responsible for ensuring safety measures like fire drills, leakages and cleanliness of the surroundings.

children should not play in or on autos, roadways, Balcony or terrace, parking lots etc.

Make sure that none of your family, friends or guests is allowed to sit on the wall under any circumstances.

Always place cribs, beds and other furniture away from windows.

Make sure that there is nothing available to enable any child to climb up and hang over the wall or railings.

Jasina - About Author:
Author is associated with which is one of the famous Kids Directory. Search Hobby Classes in Delhi, Dance Classes in Delhi and Activities for kids in Delhi from wide range of listing.

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

Article Source:

Related Education Articles Subscribe to RSS

Useful websites for kids in learning Process: Homework Help
Published by Albert Xavier on December 29th 2011 | Education
There are various sections, which offer websites for learning regarding kids. Websites available onl...
Entrance Exams 2012 - Common Entrance Exams provides a sensible Base for college kids Seeking Admissions to Technology Courses
Published by Donna Summer on January 14th 2012 | Education
Those who have passed the science exams are currently ready to secure for themselves the seats in se...
Your Guide to Choosing Summer Camps for kids
Published by Jasina on March 15th 2012 | Education
Every child is different and you know your child best. Things to consider in making this decision ar...
Making birthdays fun for the kids
Published by Jasina on December 12th 2011 | Education
Playschool going children are a lively and carefree lot and it will help to have some adults around....
Making birthday’s fun for the kids
Published by Jasina on November 28th 2011 | Education
Playschool going children are a lively and carefree lot and it will help to have some adults around....
How interactive Learning System helps your kids become intelligent?
Published by Pulkit Gupta on June 20th 2012 | Education
Earlier, a soft toy or a ball is what one would call a Toy but nowadays there is a whole new definit...
Iken’s Products are boom for your kids
Published by Pulkit Gupta on June 22nd 2012 | Education
With the increasing trend of interactive learning, various brands are coming up with new and modern ...
Bible scripture interpreted in the a simple manner for kids
Published by Henry Fuol on June 22nd 2012 | Education
The young minds are most open to new ideas and teachings. Childhood is the best time to inculcate th...