You may be wondering whether you need to hire a sitter this summer for your kids, or whether they might be ready to stay home by themselves. The National SAFEKIDS Campaign
recommends that no child under the age of 12 be left home alone. For more information, including which states have laws stipulating the age at which a child may be left home alone, read the F.A.Q. "At What Age is it Safe to Leave My Child Home Alone?"
In addition, if you feel your kids are ready to stay home alone, consider reading Dottie Raymer's Staying Home Alone
together to ensure that your kids are prepared and they know what you expect of them.
Additional Resources for Equipping Kids to Stay Home Alone For the First Time: