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key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door

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Danish researchers say latchkey kids exercise less and suffer from a lack of sleep - all of which can lead to the pounds piling on.
She is faced with the chatter of her latchkey child, about whom she has worried all the livelong day.
Now, the Video Doorman System has been enhanced with several new features, including forced entry notification, door ajar notification and latchkey child notification to parents when their children come home from school.
ERIC Descriptors: Educational Opportunities; Educational Policy; After School Programs; Program Descriptions; Access to Education; School Business Relationship; Family Work Relationship; State Policy; State Action; Information Sources; Child Care; Latchkey Children; Child Advocacy; Leadership Role
Types of risks accepted: Commercial children's daycare centers, in-home (family) children's daycare centers, children's camps, Head Start programs, nursery schools, latchkey programs, mental health clinics, family counseling clinics, sheltered workshops, Goodwill/Salvation Army and similar facilities, homeless shelters, most nonprofits excluding colleges, universities, unions, churches and municipalities.
They are saying there is no problem with latchkey kids and that you don't need to be around for your children they can look after themselves.
Kek manages to embrace his newfound freedom in America with the help of budding friendships with his teenaged cousin and Hannah, a fellow latchkey kid.
What do some latchkey children come home to - an empty house and nobody to interact with.
The libraries are a refuge for our communities, for young and old, and especially for our latchkey children who don't have a proper home environment and who use the libraries to do their homework after school,'' Antonovich said.
A nation of latchkey kids was either being driven mad by angel dust or getting abducted by brainwashing cults.
Staff at the Scott Arms Methodist Church Latchkey Club are delighted with their latest cash windfall and have already decided where the money will be spent.
Cockett has been involved in youth work since she volunteered in a centre for latchkey kids as a 15-year-old in the late Seventies.
He said: "The term for these dogs is latchkey dogs.
From being a latchkey child at age three due to economic necessity, her conflicts with bullies including slur-flinging children and backstabbing secretaries vandalizing her office workplace, to witnessing the cutthroat office politics of a savings and loan firm ("If they think I'm going to teach that college bitch everything I know just so she can take my job, they've got another thing coming" says the woman assigned to train her), to the heavy burderns of family responsibility and duty, One Asian Eye vividly pictures very real personal challenges, and vividly renders the particular difficulties of maintaining Asian culture and heritage in a predominantly non-Asian society.
En route to proclaiming Eminem as fun for all ages, he offered this observation: "In a country in which broken homes, absentee parents, and latchkey kids are endemic to every social class, he can touch some of the hottest emotional buttons.