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Tips for Parents: Latch Key Kids | PDF

Español/Spanish: Consejos para padres - Los niños independientes

Your child may be old enough to let herself into the house and keep out of trouble until you get home, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t need your attention. 

With busy schedules and higher demands on parents’ time than ever before, you might find it challenging to make the time.  But you can be sure that it won’t be time wasted.  Invest your time in your child and we guarantee you’ll both reap the rewards. 

For more information:

Alston, Frances Kemper, Latch Key Children, NYU Child Study

Phoenix.gov's LatchKey Kids

Free streaming parenting video from The Learning Community: Latch Key Kids Need Attention

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