Latchkey children came into being in the 1940s but they are still a growing phenomenon globally. It is difficult to estimate how many children are being subjected to it. The term self-care is also described to explain the latchkey phenomenon. Latchkey kids are kids between the ages of 5 to 13 years who take care of themselves during or after school hours regularly without adult supervision. ...
It’s an epidemic of emptiness. So many of us live our entire lives with a hollow feeling in our chests.
We have a love/hate relationship with that hollow feeling in the chest, don’t we?
Of course we hate feeling empty – that’s easy. But what about loving the feeling of emptiness? Do we secretly prefer to hang onto that hollow feeling when opportunities for fulfillment present themselves?
Of course we do. If you’ve gotten used to feeling the void within, you’ll literally run from opportunities to be filled up with joy and satisfaction and meaning.