If you have children, you likely decided that it is going to be less of a hassle for you to just give them their own key so that they can let themselves in, rather than rely on you being home. However, kids can be forgetful and can lose things. This can be frustrating for you as a parent because you don't want keys to your house all over the place, but you also want to make sure that your kids aren't locked out of the house in the rain. Here are some tips for making sure that your kids remember their keys and don't lose them.
1. Physically Attach It to Their Backpack
Make two sets of keys for each of your kids. One of the keys is for when your child goes over to a friend's house and decides to walk home. The other of the keys is for when your kids come home from school every day. This key should be physically attached to the inner lining of your child's backpack and very difficult to remove. In order to make this work, you need something such as a lanyard that you can attach the key to. Add a dot of glue or some tape so that it is very difficult for anyone to remove the key from the lanyard. This will discourage your child from removing it and losing it.
Once you have the key on the lanyard, sew the lanyard into the upper inner lining of your child's backpack. If you don't know how to sew, get someone to do it for you. Look online for people who are willing to do sewing commissions. Sew a small pouch so that the key and the lanyard can be tucked out of the way when the backpack is in use until the key is needed.
2. Leave a Key With a Neighbor
Leave a key with a trusted neighbor as a backup in order to make sure that your kid is able to get into the house. Have the neighbor's phone number stored in your child's phone so that he can call and ask if he or she is there. Make sure that your child puts the key back after he or she is done using it.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in locks and keys, such as Mattice Lock & Safe. They might have other custom solutions that you can use.Share
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