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Latch Key Kids Moms get in here

Anonymous
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How old were your kids when they started being responsible for themselves before or after school? My husband and I are debating it.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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summerlove3677
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM
What is a latch key kid
Dreagon_Magos
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Kid who is alone at home after school.

Quoting summerlove3677: What is a latch key kid
TheyAreMyLoves
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM
I was a latch key kid starting in 1st grade.
But that was late 80's/early 90's.
weezer_cookie
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Same.

Quoting TheyAreMyLoves: I was a latch key kid starting in 1st grade.
But that was late 80's/early 90's.
summerlove3677
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM
Why are they called latch key kids? Why do they have a title?

Quoting Anonymous: Kid who is alone at home after school.

Quoting summerlove3677: What is a latch key kid
Medic32
by RN=Rescue Ninja on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM
A child who wears a key around their neck and let's themselves in the home after school for a short time.

Quoting summerlove3677: What is a latch key kid
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM
When would you allow your kid to be alone before or after school?

Quoting TheyAreMyLoves: I was a latch key kid starting in 1st grade.
But that was late 80's/early 90's.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM
I was 8 and the oldest. That was well more than 20 years ago. It was a different time. Our neighbors may ascwell have been close family.

The legal aage here is 12, I would be reluctant to leave my child home alone before 14.
Medic32
by RN=Rescue Ninja on Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM
They wear a key around their neck. The key goes to the latch on the door.

Quoting summerlove3677: Why are they called latch key kids? Why do they have a title?

Quoting Anonymous: Kid who is alone at home after school.

Quoting summerlove3677: What is a latch key kid
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