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Leaving Your Child Home Alone
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
(PDF - 332 KB)
Every parent eventually faces the decision to leave his or her child home alone for the first time. This factsheet provides some questions for parents to consider before leaving their children home alone, as well as tips to help make the experience safe and successful for all. Resources for more information and links to State guides also are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
What to Consider Before Leaving Your Child Home Alone
Tips for Parents
Resources, Including State-Specific Links
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Leaving your child home alone. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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