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Due to traffic and distances in Houston, many after school activities are done in the presence of a parent who can drive the child to athletic programs and other activities. Unfortunately, Houston is a typical big city and children aren’t too safe on the streets on their own. Parents are very involved with their children in after-school activities.

Schools in Houston generally end their classes around 2:30pm to 3pm. Since children under the age of 14 are not allowed to be at home unsupervised, parents need to be home by that time. For some parents, this can be a challenge, particularly for expats who are working long hours. In that case, one parent usually tries to arrange a schedule to get off early or avoids working all together and stays at home. Some companies let you arrange a work-from-home schedule for afternoons, check with your HR department and supervi…