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Former Latchkey Kids, What Kind Of Trouble Did You Get Into While Alone?

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 2022-10-06

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Pretty much everyone who experienced pre-millennium childhood can tell you things were wayyyy different.

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Parents had a lot less awareness of what was happening in their kids' lives thanks to a lack of technology and much more lenient social norms.

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We didn't have GPS trackers, just loose guidelines to be home by the time the street lights came on.

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Being left as a latchkey kid might be considered abusive (or at least morally questionable) by today's standards, depending on who you ask.

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But in the '70s, '80s, and into the '90s, it wasn't unusual for kids to come home to an empty house, lock the door, and stay there.

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Well, those were the rules at least. It wasn't exactly how things would go down, as former latchkey kids will tell you.

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We're ready to hear from you all, regardless of age or era. What's some of the wildest trouble you got yourself into when you were supposed to be home alone?

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