How big is your family?
June 28, 2009 3:07am CST
Today most people live in small nuclear families, and many wives work outside the home. This situation has led to the “latchkey kid”? phenomenon. After school, children go home to an empty house, with both parents gone. It is feared that kids with career moms are lonelier than those from large families, and that they have more trouble adapting to society. On the other hand, latchkey kids do not necessarily become problem children, if their parents spend time with them whenever possible. The solution seems to be love and adequate discipline. If parents are good role models,? and perform their parental responsibilities well, most of the time their children grow up to be conscientious? adults no matter what? their family structure is.