Describe your philosophy

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Describe your philosophy
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Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:10am

Which statements fit you best? Or if none, make your own (since so many of us don't like to be pigeon holed).

I believe that a mother should stay at home with the children at almost all costs.

I believe that a father should stay at home with the children at almost all costs.

I believe that a parent should stay at home with the children at almost all costs.

I believe that the standard is that a mother stay at home with the children until x age. I understand that not everyone can do this, and there are frequently many adequate othercare alternatives.

I believe that the standard is that a father stay at home with the children until x age. I understand that not everyone can do this, and there are frequently many adequate othercare alternatives.

I believe that the standard is that a parent stay at home with the children until x age. I understand that not everyone can do this, and there are frequently many adequate othercare alternatives.

I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances.

I believe that the standard is for both parents to work; however, I understand that there are certain special circumstances where having a sahp is beneficial (eg. caring for a special needs child, spouse with erratic work hours).

I believe it is ideal for both parents to contribute financially to the family for almost every situation.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2009
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:14am

this one:


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:22am
I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances.
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Registered: 02-05-2009
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:26am

This is the closest to my philosophy:


I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 10:15am

When it comes to parenting?


I believe that work status or lack of work status

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 10:59am

"I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances."

This one. Especially since I've done them all--sah, wah, and woh. Sometimes more than one at a time--like now.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 02-07-2009
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 11:14am

"I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances."


Want to add that those circumstances can change so what may be best for one family at one time may not be at another time.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 12:14pm

None of those.

Is it killing them? Will CPS intervene? If you can't answer yes, then step off and raise your own kids your own way and leave me and mine alone.

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Kitty

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 1:37pm

Now see, I was sitting at lunch thinking of how to state my philosophy, or if I even have one, or if I think there really is an "ideal".


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Registered: 02-22-2007
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 2:45pm
>> I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances. <<

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Registered: 01-20-2009
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 5:06pm
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I believe there is no overall ideal/standard and that each family needs to figure out which options work best for their particular circumstances."

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