As a Baby Boomer who never felt like one (born in "55), I, too,
grew up a latch-key kid in the '60's.
Today, I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom who feels she fits in better with Xers than any of the boomers I know.
I had thought this might happen with the generation of kids who grew up the way I did. Glad to see my hunch was right.
Parents who have not grown up as a lacth-key kid, have no idea what it is like.
I still remember when my daughter was little and I would drive past day care centers, I would just cry. All of those kids who will grow up knowing mom and dad had better things to do than be with them.
I was born in 57 and I was a latchkey kid too but there was no term for it. Mom and dad both worked. It seems to me the boomers are gettin a lot of negative press but the train was rolling downhill for some time before we came along.
We have been blamed for nam and all the actions that came out of it. My dad was in nam so I have always been a supporter but I can easily understand why many people, especially those that fought in it came home with a chip on their shoulder over the way gov.org had screwed them over.