(HealthDay News) -- There's no magic age at which your child is emotionally ready to stay home alone. Each child must be evaluated individually, experts say.
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The University of Michigan Health System offers these questions to help you decide when your child is ready to solo:
- Do you think your child is capable of making good decisions?
- If your child able to handle an emergency?
- Is your child mature enough to stay alone?
- Is your child able to understand and follow the rules of the household, and any safety and emergency guidelines?
- If your child capable and comfortable using the telephone?
-- Diana Kohnle
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