Rogerio Coelho
Latchkey kids - Is it a tendency or necessity ? I was raised by my parents. I remember that my mom gave up her job to bring me and my brother up. Nowadays is common the both parents working outside as breadwinners and consequently their children stay at home alone after the school. My concern about this situation is regarding the behavior from them, because they can fell lonely. What do you think about?
Mar 23, 2017 12:43 PM
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My both parents worked and I loved staying at home alone. To me it was freedom, having the whole place to myself. I would often invite friends over. I didn't feel lonely at all. Kids of certain age don't need to be with their parents all the time. Of course if kids are small you have to find someone to look after them when you are away. I think I was eight when I refused to have anyone come and look after me.
March 23, 2017

Hi Peachey. I did not intend to make an assumption. I am from Brazil and I opened the discussion thinking about my culture. I agree with you about the better way to ask it and I will take care of it next time.


March 23, 2017

I think it's far more productive to ask if anyone has been in this situation, and how they managed it.  I'd hate to make assumptions.

By the way, both my parents worked and I recall my great-grandmother looking after me and my brothers. We were not left alone.

March 23, 2017
Yes Katarina, staying at home alone as child was amazing. I remember that I spend the most part of my childhood playing video-game or soccer with friends when I had stayed alone at home. I had to get by with my parents to explain a broken vase or homework incompletes.
March 23, 2017