Did you come home to a house without an adult in it after school?
How old were you? Was is all the way through K-12? What decade were you a child?
Did it upset you?
Did it seem perfectly nornal? Does it seem normal in retrospect?
Did most of your friends come home to a house without an adult after school?
If you were alone for some years, do you think of yourself as a latchkey kid? Or, does that term have too much negative connotation for you to identify with?
How do you think being alone affected you? Do you think it made you more independent, less secure, less trusting, more confident, less confident, more adventurous, more likely to smoke/drink/use drugs, more likely to participate in after school organized acitivities, less likely to participate in school activities…?
Do your children come home to a house without an adult?