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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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Types of risks accepted: Commercial children's daycare centers, children's camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, latchkey programs.
Some professionals seem to believe that older latchkey children develop a greater sense of responsibility and a concomitant enhancement of their self-images than do "supervised" children; other professionals think not.
The latchkey phenomenon affects parents, children, and the communities in which they live.
The phrase latchkey kid, a media scare term two decades ago, has all but vanished from the press.
Gently tell them that the student body has changed since they went to school from upper- and middle-class students to 60 percent latchkey kids, with 24 percent coming from minority groups.
So-called latchkey children, who routinely care for themselves without adult supervision, run a higher risk of alcohol, marijuana or cigarette use than do children who are supervised after school and in the evening, according to a new scientific report.
ERIC Descriptors: Incidence; Family Work Relationship; Marital Status; Family Income; Supervision; Racial Differences; Latchkey Children
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.
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.
ERIC Descriptors: After School Programs; Financial Support; Change Strategies; Educational Opportunities; Youth Opportunities; Latchkey Children; City Government; Educational Quality; Educational Finance; Funding Formulas; Resource Allocation; Finance Reform; Educational Needs; Educational Innovation; Educational Policy; Guidelines; Youth Programs; Educational Administration
Mr Blair will vow: "I want an end to latchkey kids.
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.
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.