5 Reasons I Want to Raise a Latchkey Kid

It was like an entry level pass to being a grown-up

Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

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My wife and I have been fortunate enough to work from home for the first three years of our daughter’s life. The pandemic has forced us to close the doors on our nonprofit, A Life Story Foundation. That means the world of childcare. That means a completely different life. It got us thinking about the future and if she’ll be a latchkey kid at some point. My vote, absolutely!

The definition of a latchkey kid is ‘a child who is at home without adult supervision for some part of the day. Especially after school until a parent returns from work.

If you’re at least 40-years old, there’s a good chance you’re very familiar with this term because you are officially a member of the latchkey generation. Your certificate is in the mail. I am a proud member and so is my wife. We traded stories over dinner the other night. Even though we are from opposite sides of the tracks, our experiences were very similar.

Here’s five reasons why every kid should be a latchkey kid.

Lord of the Key

I vividly remember the feeling of taking my first house key to school. It was a rush. The key chain was only to be able to find it easier in the front pocket of my backpack. It…

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Kevin Swan
P.S. I Love You

Razor sharp wit with a beautiful wife, a cute kid, and ALS. Founded A Life Story Foundation. I type with my EYES!