Always Have an Emergency Plan
Before you leave the house with your kid alone to stay, make sure to inspect the place thoroughly for some of the safety risks. If the smoke detectors are not functioning correctly, then you are up for big trouble. Even if you think it does, make sure to check it once before setting your foot outside the house. Don’t forget to review the alarm’s sound with your child and what to do if that goes off. Training them beforehand will prepare them hard and well.
If the alarm goes off, the child must run out of the house immediately and give 911 a call from the neighbor’s place. Make sure to inform your neighbors that your kid is alone at home so that they will welcome them no matter what if she or he keeps knocking at their door. Always be sure to review the emergency exits by drawing that map, which otherwise outlines the best pathways for safety, reaching out to every room within your place. Always post some relevant numbers on a piece of paper for your kid to call when any such need arises. Those numbers will be of you, close neighbor, 911, and your work numbers.