home-alone

home-alone

adj
(Social Welfare) informal (esp of a young child) left in a house, flat, etc unattended
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A HERO neighbour saved a terrified home-alone toddler's life as she clung to the rooftop of a block of flats 40ft up.
At month's end, a home-alone variance that even the state admits has worked well - and put nobody in harm's way - will end.
"We agree that the home-alone variance, if done properly, supports independence for people," she says.
Lindberg says she supports changing language in the statute to make home-alone time legal and available.
Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes, by Mary Eberstadt (New York: Sentinel, 2005), 218 pages, hardcover, $25.95.
Helpful book titles and web sites are referenced to assist the home-alone worker.