I'm sure his parents would also choose to have one of them at home with him also. Unfortunately, today it usually takes both parents working fulltime to fully support the household. Even if one only worked parttime there are no guarantees that you get to pick and choose your work hours. Also, don't forget about single/divorced parents. Not everyone has available extended family to help out either. Consider yourself extremely blessed that you had the opportunity/capability to wait so long before you left your child home alone but be mindful that not everyone has that option.
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