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07 June 2010

At what age can a child become a 'latchkey kid'?

Your kids are getting older, but you still aren't sure if you should leave them home alone after school.

 

Your kids are getting older, but you still aren't sure if you should leave them home alone after school.

Consider your neighborhood situation, and how emotionally mature your child is and whether he is good at following directions. If you do decide to leave your child alone after school, be sure to have a "check-in time" so you can phone him each day, the hospital says.

 
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