Kids home alone: diff between SAH/WOH?

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Kids home alone: diff between SAH/WOH?
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Tue, 05-06-2008 - 2:08pm

I was talking with a friend who is a FT WOHM. She said she was really dismayed that there isn't much after school child care available for middle school kids (MS here is grades 6-8) and that the school seemed to expect the kids to come home and be alone for a few hours after school.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:30pm

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Interesting enough my older son's friends have stayed at home along, long before my son ever did.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:32pm

Because volunteering doesn't occur only during school hours nor

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:35pm

middle school starts at 6th grade here.

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:36pm

Why would they need to go anywhere?

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 2:47pm
At age 11, I think even the most trustworthy of children are too young to be alone for 15 hours each school week.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:26pm
i think it's certainly an age where moms can start loosening the strings though....and not to hijack this this thread but this reminds me of the argumetns that have been tossed around before

 

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:54pm

At age 11, I think even the most trustworthy of children are too young to be alone for 15 hours each school week.


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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:57pm

think it's certainly an age where moms can start loosening the strings though


loosening stings is one thing.....leaving the kids home alone for several hours is, imo, a whole other thing.

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:59pm
I agree that with kids ages 11 to 13 you begin to "loosen the strings," but being left at home alone for 15 hours a week every week is too loose IMO.

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 4:07pm

argumetns that have been tossed around before

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Ducky

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