How valuable is childcare?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
How valuable is childcare?
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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:01am

I'm mostly a lurker, but I have a question that I wanted to know opinions on.


Is there value to child care?


I'm talking about the day-to-day, hour-by-hour

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 8:16am

well gee....i've got 3 kids too.


my opinion isn't because of the catholic schools i grew up in either.


i'm sorry to read about your sister.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 9:21am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2009
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 9:23am
i have about 90 of them (12 year old children) every year in my classes.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 9:31am
good luck with that. my oldest sister had four years of concentrated one-on-one sah-ing before i was born, and four and five
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Registered: 04-22-2009
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 9:33am

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I would dearly LOVE to be able to afford to pay our nanny more (although she makes a good salary for this area), but we're just not able to.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 9:36am

teaching and parenting--particularly sah parenting--are generally seen as "women's work," and that is always devalued. other occupations traditionally occupied by women (nursing, clerical support, etc.) are likewise devalued. with that in mind, i think it doesn't help in the least that so many sah "advocates" insist that men are "lesser" parents; it only furthers the marginalization of sah and parenting generally as something that women do, therefore something of less value than men's work.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:51pm

Well said.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:55pm

<<I feel that the top two most crucial periods of development are birth-5 years, and puberty. Those two periods are when the brain is undergoing the most growth and reorganization, so there is the most potential to create a lasting neural imprint (for better or worse).>>


I agree and also I don't think that children can only get what they need from parents at either age and in fact can greatly benefit from relationships with others at both age ranges.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 4:21pm
ITA.









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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:09am

I TOTALLY agree.

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