Guiltathon! Woo hoo!

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Registered: 07-31-2008
Guiltathon! Woo hoo!
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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 11:30am

I started lurking on this board when I decided to return to teaching, and already I’ve seen the following scenario played out in excess: Person A says, “I avoid daycare because I want to raise my own children” and Person B responds with, “Are you saying people who work don’t raise their own children?” Cue drama.


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Registered: 07-31-2008
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:21pm
I
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:21pm

I think that "raise" is the hot-button word that it is


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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:26pm

You should also understand that the "raise" lingo is usually bandied about by a new mom of an infant or child under the age of 1 or 15 months who can't imagine that raising is going to get uglier dirtier harder and yet even more rewarding than it is now where it's all about keeping lil precious warm dry and fed and rested.

 

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Registered: 07-31-2008
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:31pm
I guess that was part of my point in
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:33pm

Because it implies that we are not bringing up our own children.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:41pm

Oh so true, my friend!


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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:44pm
Yes we do tend to swarm. However, if you look at the individaul posters,you will some sahps saying that wohps raise their children too. You will see wohps AND sahps state that while the parents are the *primary decision makers in their children's lives*, there are plenty of other people who help out. You will see BOTH sahps and wohps talk postitively about othercare. You will see both sahps and wohps talk about the perils of othercare. You will see that is isn't just a different color of black - but all the grays between white and blacks as well as most of the colors of the rainbow thrown in too. You will that the majority of posters feel that each family has different circumstances and thus makes different a choice that work for their family.
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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 12:53pm

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You mean that my precious isn't going to stay by my side and love me forever and ever? LOL

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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 1:18pm

I look forward to seeing those things--that's the reason I checked this board out to begin with. My first impression sparked a major conversation in my head, and I decided to put it out there. I'm hoping you don't assume I'm intentionally offensive or judgmental or closed-minded. I'm none of the above.


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Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 07-31-2008 - 1:28pm

BRAVO!! Wow, thank you SOOOOO much for saying what I've been trying to convey so much more eloquently than I ever could!

I wish I could be your DCP :) Best of luck to you on your return to teaching!

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