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    How to Say It to Your Kids: Staying Home Alone
    How to Say It to Your Kids: Staying Home AloneLatchkey Kids (The following is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.) Gabriel said she didn't mind being home alone after school. During the two hours she waited for her father ...
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    Is Your Child Ready to Be Left Alone?
    Is Your Child Ready to Be Left Alone?How do you know if your child is ready to stay home alone or ride his bike to school? By asking him. Ideally, your child should know the following twelve points before he is ever alone in public. Sit down with...
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    Teens Home Alone
    Teens Home AloneIf the thought of leaving your teens home alone makes you uneasy, you're not alone. As a father who has had to make the decision twice, and a family therapist who deals with the fallout from "self-care" gone awry, I can attest tha...