Staying safe at home is important for singles and couples, but especially for stay at home moms and dads who are responsible for the safety of their children. Here are a few tips that can provide safety at home for yourself while your kids are at school and in the afternoon when they’re at home enjoying snacks, playing games, and preparing to do homework.
Home Safety Tips for Stay at Home Moms and Dads
Home Safety Tips #1
The first and foremast aspect of safety is that you stay aware of what’s going on around you. There’s nothing wrong with a guy coming to your door to ask if you need maintenance work done to your lawn, but you need to have an eye out and see that’s what he’s doing before he gets do your door.
Home Safety Tips #2
The concept of staying aware continues to your neighbor’s house. Trust that you know your neighbor and her habits, so don’t be afraid to call the police if you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary going on at her house. Make sure you two have each others’ phone numbers so you can talk if either of you sees something going on that you don’t feel should be happening in your neighborhood.
Home Safety Tips #3
As to “what you feel,” always trust your instincts. If you see someone walking down your road who appears to be passing through with no harmful intent, you’ll know that’s the case. When you see somebody who appears to be staking out houses, trust yourself, you’ll know it. Don’t be afraid to call a sheriff or local police department if you feel threatened, it is their job to provide you protection.
Additionally, home security systems are always helpful. They’re what you need while sleeping or when out of town. Unfortunately, they don’t work when turned off during the afternoon while your daughter plays in the yard. A dog, be it a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, is the end-all, be-all to assure your safety day or night, and will likely bond with your children and build their awareness as to their surroundings.