A drastic increase in the number of single-parent homes and homes where both parents work has produced generations of "latchkey kids". It is often difficult for parents to know when their child is mature enough to be left unsupervised and for children to express their own fears of being home alone. This book provides practical guidance enabling parents to prepare their child for the new experience and to determine what limits and expectations need to be set. The book includes a Readiness Scale, Parent Assessment Scale, and Child's Personal Statement form.
Publisher: Lexington Books