Is Your Child

Friday, September 03, 2010

The school year can present problems for many working families of children in second to sixth grades. Children this age may not want to go to a babysitter or child care program after school. But is a 10- or 11-year-old ready to care for themselves until her parents come home from work?

There are quite a few skills children need to know before they are ready to care for themselves, regardless of their age. For instance, does your child know how to answer the door when home alone? Does he know basic first aid if he gets hurt? Can she let herself in safely and prepare a simple snack? How would he get out of the house if there was a fire?

Parents (or grandparents) and children can learn of these skills at the "Home Alone" two-session workshops scheduled for Thursdays, September 16 and 23 from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. in the Community Room at NorthPointe Health and Wellness. The workshop is sponsored by NorthPointe, Roscoe Police, Harlem Roscoe Fire Dept. and Rock Energy. Families are asked to attend both workshops to complete the session.

Please register at NorthPointe by September 11. For more information call 608-290-4832. The workshop has a $15 per family registration fee. NorthPointe is located at 5605 E. Rockton Road near the southwest corner of E. Rockton and Willowbrook Rds. in Roscoe.













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