Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood


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When a child is left alone to take care of themselves, it is called:

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1. A child who is in charge of self-care is called a _____ kid.

2. The belief that you can accomplish something is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Latchkey is a word with a very specific definition, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary associated with it. You'll need to be aware of any negatives that latchkey children may experience in order to excel in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-care
  • Latchkey

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as self-efficacy and self-care
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related latchkey and self-care in middle childhood lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the disadvantages of a child being a latchkey kid in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, further review the lesson called Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood for the following topics:

  • The advantages, or what being a latchkey kid, teaches a child
  • The legal considerations of allowing a child to be a latchkey kid
  • Tell what is one of the most important factors when determining when a child should be left alone, aside from a state's individual laws
  • Tell what parents should regularly do to ensure that the latchkey option is a good fit for their children