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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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 4:29pm
I would say conception till death do you part and even after the mother dies her influence will live on in her children and her grandchildren...... Even though I am over 40 - I see my mom twice a week and she is still a great moral support to me. She can not control my decisions I make now but she is still my mentor and is always there for me if I need to talk.

 

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 4:45pm

I think I would have a problem with an outside source telling me when my child is ready to stop something. I have people telling me that I should stop nursing my youngest - she is over three. I am the mom and on those issues I know best. If she is being disruptive and disrespective then I will listen. With my older kids I listen to their teacher about accademic and school behavior issues but I would never accept parenting advice from them. I have never been offered parenting advice thankfully from their teachers.


 

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 7:35pm

<<So we would have needed the nanny to to be there 2-6 extra hours each week.

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 8:32pm

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 8:43pm

Actually, that was based on the slightly staggered schedule that would be available to DH and I.

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 8:44pm
Or an afterschool care provider.
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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 9:13pm

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 9:19pm
I live the kindergarten nightmare.

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Tue, 02-12-2008 - 10:18pm

well this was daycare not her teachers and I'm just a really kinda clueless laid back parent-- and for me I was happy to have those conversations -- they never said "you need to stop this or start that" but more "you know...we've noticed this, have you thought about..." or "it might be time for.." and we'd talk about whatever stage she was at and go from there on the same page. Yeah i'm her parent but I readily admit I loved their insight during those hellish early years LOl

I have asked some of her teachers fo rhelp and guidance with a few social speed bumps liza has had and I welcomed their advice. but I never found any of the conversations intrusive or presumptuous .

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 7:10am

rofl.

 

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