Go over the rules about answering the door

There will likely be times when your child is home alone and a stranger comes to the door—a delivery person or solicitor or a neighbor whom your child doesn't know. Be sure your child knows never to open the door to a stranger, whether it is a man or a woman, a teenager or an adult. Be sure your child knows never to open the door to accept package deliveries. Your child should never say you are not home. Rather, instruct your child to keep the door locked and to talk through it to the person on the other side. Your child might say, "Please leave the package." Or, "Please come back later." Or, "My dad can't come to the door right now. Come back later." If the person won't go away, or is bothering your child, he should call you, your backup person, or the police. Try doing practice drills with your child, pretending you are a delivery person or stranger at the door.

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