Kids home alone: diff between SAH/WOH?

iVillage Member
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: 12-07-2003
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 6:55pm

Yes, but not all communities/areas are like yours.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 7:24pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:25pm

we are in a fantastic subdivision where all three are very close.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:26pm

"regardless, i didn't mean to

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:04am

I have a cyber friend on another parenting board who lives near Amsterdam. It is quite interesting to read about the level of responsibility given to her children as compared to those of us here in the U.S. Her kids are only 8 and 9 y/o and the things they are permitted to do seem a little amazing at times, but I understand that differences in culture certainly affect the decision to give them more responsibility than a parent in the US might.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:10am

<<<the majority of the women in this community who return to work don't really have to worry too much about child care costs. It's not snooty, just a fact. And it leads to a host of problems, as I'm sure even someone who has "missed the boat" can surmise.>>>


you've piqued my curiosity here. what are the host of problems caused by affluence?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:11am

I should have read your post first. ITA.

I remember getting in a debate on this board for allowing my children to play outside in front of my house while I remain inside. We don't live walking distance from anywhere outside our residential neighborhood, nor close to public transportation, so that hasn't even been a consideration. But in our community, I'm quite comfortable with allowing my kids to be kids and not hover over them every moment.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:16am
More money to buy drugs?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:47am

Maybe....but I pretty much thought that the public and even private

PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:47am

Why?


PumpkinAngel

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