On My Own and OK

On My Own and Ok is a wonderful program geared towards children in 4th - 6th grade to help them build confidence and responsibility in their daily lives. This 6-hour program will give your child the skills to manage themselves while at home alone, including establishing daily routines, what to do during an emergency and other ways to build their presence at home. Registration is required and CLICK HERE for the online form. For more information, please feel free to contact Amy Schmitt at amyschmi@iastate.edu

  • This is a workshop that helps build skills, maturity, and confidence in youth to safely stay home alone. Topics include:

    • Ideas for rules and a basic schedule for when your child is home alone.

    • Choosing and making basic, healthy foods on their own.

    • Knowing the procedure if someone comes to the door when you’re gone.

    • Management techniques for the ever-present squabbles that occur between siblings.

  • This workshop does not certify your child is ready to be home alone. Your child will have fun during this hands-on workshop & leave our workday with a family workbook to guide you through discussing expectations together.