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Parenting Teens Contracts: Staying Home Alone While Parents Are Away

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Sometimes clear communication in discipline takes the written word. Below is a parenting contract for your personal use. Use the print button on this page to print it out. Please feel free to use as it or make it your own.

Parents and Teens Contract: Staying Home Alone While Parents Are Away

I know that being able to stay home alone while my parents are away is a privilege. I respect that my parents love me and want to keep me safe. My parents respect that I am getting older and want the privilege of being able to take care of myself. With that in mind, we agree:

  1. I will strictly follow the rules set by my parents for the time that I am home alone.

  2. I understand the routine my parents and I have developed and will follow through with it.

  3. I understand what to do in case of an emergency.

  4. I understand what to do if someone comes to our door.

  5. I understand what to do if the phone rings.

  6. I know who to call if I need help for minor things and for major things.

  7. I know how to contact my parents if I need to.

  8. I will not have a party while my parents are away.

  9. I will not use illegal substances while my parents are away.

  10. I will be where my parents expect me to be, with whom I am expected to be with, the entire time my parents are away.

The consequences for not following through with these expectations and limits are:

Teens Home Alone FAQ:

  • At what age is it okay to leave my teen home alone after school?
  • At what age is it okay to leave my teen home alone overnight?
  • My teen is going to be home alone this summer. What can I do?
  • We are going away and do not want to leave our teen home alone. What should we do?
  • We've heard our teen is planning a party in our home while we are going to be away. What should we do?
  • Our teen had a party while we were away and there was underage drinking. What should we do?

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