~Tens of millions of children being left alone is a childcare crisis~
By joybear, Updated
The causes and effects of leaving children alone
All across the world, parents are leaving tens of millions of young children under the age of five at home . This is the "Hidden crisis" that the world is facing today.
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Some babies are left at home for at least an hour a week with siblings younger than ten.
Some mothers even put their little ones to sleep with opium for fear of wild animal attacks and so that their other kids won't miss out on their education.
Grandparents would often look after kids as well but usually needed care themselves being more susceptible to fatigue and illness
The Self-Employed Women's Association has created 20 childcare centers in Gujarat's tobacco farming region. These centers alone can hold 900 children up to six years old. Because of this, infant mortality is down and the number of older kids going to school is up.
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