After 19 years of retirement and 27 years in education as a teacher and administrator, I can never forget my abysmal failures in trying to be a surrogate parent, teacher, counselor and confidante for my latch-key children
who had no one at home when they left for school and no one at home at the end of their school day.
Meanwhile, an elephant is sitting on the table that Eberstadt fails to notice, namely that the most serious problem of latch-key children
is not mother-absence, but father-absence.
He said other factors contribute to the decreasing use of community pools, including television, air conditioning and parents' fear of crime against latch-key children
heading out for a dip.
The committee judged current NLC policies on latch-key children
, substance abuse and child abuse as being adequate but directed that further information be developed on interstate issues in adoption/foster care and child support enforcement.
Help residents be part of telephone reassurance programs for shut-ins or latch-key children
He gave speeches about child care, sponsored a conference for corporate CEOs on daycare, appointed to task force and held a conference on latch-key children
, and urged local YMCAs, churches, school districts and the like to open after-school facilities.
2 million latch-key children
have access to loaded and
We are a nation of two-family workers, absentee fathers or mothers and latch-key children
In the area of children's policy, the committee is charged with examining children's rights, interstate enforcement of child support orders, meeting the needs of latch-key children
, and challenges in foster care and adoption.
Caller ID with Name should be especially helpful for people with latch-key children
or adults who cannot remember numbers easily," he said.