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LSU AgCenter 4-H coordinator suggests that parents set rules and procedures for how children should behave while home alone. What activities are they allowed to do, and what is off limits? See more tips in related story.

La. 4-H offers tips to keep kids safe at home alone

BATON ROUGE— With Louisiana schools shuttered for the next few weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many children may find themselves at home alone.

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Removing medication from child-resistant containers and putting them in pill organizers can pose a risk to young children.

Adults unwittingly make it easy for kids to get pills

Each year there are about 400,000 poison center calls and 50,000 emergency room visits as a result of young children ingesting medications when adults weren’t paying attention.



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