When your child is old enough to stay home alone for the first time, the milestone can be tough for a lot of parents to handle. Just because they may be old enough doesn't necessarily mean they're ready for the responsibility.
Here are a few things your child should be able to handle on their own before they're left alone - even for short amounts of time:
Remind your child that staying home alone is an important step in their life education. One day they'll
hopefully likely move out of your house and live on their own. Like everything else, it's best to learn in small steps.