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latchkey child

A child who is home alone after school or in general because their parents or guardians are at work. I know it makes me sound horrible, but I just don't want Tommy hanging out with those latchkey children from down the road. Being a latchkey child was tough at times, but it taught me the value of self-reliance at an earlier age than most.
See also: child, latchkey

latchkey kid

A child who is home alone after school or in general because their parents or guardians are at work. I know it makes me sound horrible, but I just don't want Tommy hanging out with those latchkey kids from down the road. Being a latchkey kid was tough at times, but it taught me the value of self-reliance at an earlier age than most.
See also: kid, latchkey
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LatchKey Notice compatible with iPhone, Symbian, Windows Phone, Android mobile phones, as well as Skype, Yahoo IM, Google Voice and other SMS Enabled utilities and devices
Types of risks accepted: Commercial children's daycare centers, children's camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, latchkey programs.
The latchkey phenomenon affects parents, children, and the communities in which they live.
They found that 23 percent of the high-risk, latchkey children reported drinking 11 or more alcoholic drinks during their lifetime, while only 11 percent of children with constant supervision reported drinking that much.
But the lost wallet that threatened to maroon the Westlake Village developer in the Big Apple eventually led to thousands of dollars in holiday toys and services for latchkey boys and girls.
Mr Blair will vow: "I want an end to latchkey kids.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide interactive "call reassurance" program targeted at senior citizens, post-operative patients, latchkey children and the disabled was announced today by Atlantic, a Lucent Technologies associated company, in partnership with the Fox Four Companies.
Among the topics covered are the link between state political culture and family policy, latchkey children, treatment of the nation's elderly and its link to a mythical past, abortion, and family policy in the People's Republic of China.
Researchers who conducted a survey of 349 third graders in an affluent Dallas suburb report thatk one child out of four has no adult supervision after school; but these latchkey children do not demonstrate poor social, emotional or intellectual development, as an earlier study had suggested.
Customers can choose systems that include a variety of features, including wireless operation, SafetyNet(TM) (SafetyNet is a registered trademark of Protection One), integrated keypads and control panels, battery backup and latchkey paging.
LANCASTER - William Parris is dropping his bid for a City Council seat to head up an effort to create after-school programs for latchkey kids.
The ads show latchkey kids, a lorry driver and a mother with children.
Parents Union for Public Schools -- $50,000 was presented to assist in providing safe, stimulating, quality after-school programs for latchkey children in Philadelphia.
Customers can choose from a variety of options including wireless operation, SafetyNet(TM) (SafetyNet is a registered trademark of Protection One), integrated keypads and control panels, battery backup and latchkey paging.
Seth Davis was a latchkey kid growing up in Brooklyn.