childcare/parenting-what's the differenc

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childcare/parenting-what's the differenc
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 9:12am

that's difference - with an "e" :)


Inspired by a post the other day, I think from peteynjoeysmom, about contracting out the "drudge work" of childcare and housework.


Do you think there's a big difference between "childcare" and "parenting", and if so, what is it?

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 02-12-2008 - 2:37pm
Hmmm, If I went back to work, we would need this type of care.
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 2:41pm
Grunt work is between the hours of 9am and 5pm?
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Registered: 08-18-2007
Tue, 02-12-2008 - 2:45pm
I'm sorry but you must be
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 2:48pm
I agree.
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 2:49pm

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 3:00pm

Let's just say we're doing our darnedest to keep that 1am panic limited to weekends...


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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 3:32pm
In my experience kindergarten is the nightmare year b/c it's not af ull day and you have extended aftercare to deal with -- I was fortunate Liza's catholic school has full day kindergarten with afterschool right there but for many parents, kindergarten is the year you really scramble for the right care situation
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 3:45pm

To me there is a marked difference in childcare and parenting or even parental childcare.


When I hug my baby I'm bursting with love for him. I feel that way when I am nursing him, changing him, or simply holding him or just looking at him! When I hug or hold a good friends baby i don't feel the same way.


I'd happily change my friends baby's diaper, or bathe him or her, but I wouldnt be doing so with the love I do so with when its one of my three kids. There's the difference to me. I think children know this. I think if you simply cared for all their needs but never smothered them in kisses, told them they were your angel, etc. etc. you'd have a well cared for child, but not a well loved child, and I'm not sure

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 3:49pm
I'm sure in the case of my brother and sister-in-law they'll just have their older daugher babysit. They do pay her, but I think she has to do it way too often. Those kids would definitely benefit from living close to family.

  


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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 4:01pm

<I'm sure in the case of my brother and sister-in-law they'll just have their older daugher babysit. They do pay her, but I think she has to do it way too often. Those kids would definitely benefit from living close to family.>


And I would wager a bet that they benefit from the move as well.

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