It's My LifeHome Alone
Video Discussion Guide
What kinds of things made the kids worry about being home alone?
Fear of strangers; strange phone calls; frightening noises
What conflicts with sibs did the kids have when the parents werenít around?
Arguments about who is in charge; fights over the TV
According to the kids, what are the advantages to being home without parents?
Feeling independent; doing their own thing; bending the rules; eating and watching what they want
Do you think itís important for kids left home alone to have an emergency plan? Why or why not? What should be included in an emergency plan?
One boy mentioned that when heís home alone, heís not allowed to open the door for anyone. If you were a parent leaving a kid home alone, what rules would you make and why?
How old do you think a kid should be before a parent leaves him or her alone in the house? Why?
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