Kids home alone: diff between SAH/WOH?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
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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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 8:43pm
What is it

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 8:50pm

i think parenting evolves over time too.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 9:47pm
She clearly mistook me for a MSAHM, which is why I assumed she hadn't been around. Nothing I've ever posted would suggest that. Not everyone has an agenda when they post a question.
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Registered: 05-14-2006
Wed, 05-07-2008 - 11:07pm
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Registered: 04-14-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:44am

'kay. i'll reiterate what i and others have pointed out, then--that your apparent comparisons between occasionally leaving a middle-schooler home to work on a homework project

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:45am

well the flip side of that is,what is it about this age that suggests it's "not" ok?

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:55am

if the "philosophy"

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:55am

I was wondering the same thing.


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Ducky

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 10:05am

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 10:15am

i'm hardly siding with egd here, but

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