The 10-year-old son of someone we know has to stay alone for 17 hours at home from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. while his parents having fun partner swapping at the swinger club. If the boy needs his parents (if their mobile phone works!), they need nearly 1 hour to get home. The boy has dinner alone, watches TV the whole time and has to go to bed alone. They are living at a detached house since 10 months, where no one around knows about his situation. Who could help the boy immediately if something happens? The parents said, that their son is "not a baby anymore and would not burn the house down" when they are not at home. I think this is absolutely irresponsible! Is the parents behaviour normal? What do you think?