Leaving Your Kids Overnight

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Leaving Your Kids Overnight
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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:13pm
with relatives (or any other close person in your life). I'm really curious to see if there is a difference in SAHM vs. WOHM. This came up on one of the playgroups on here I lurk on. Someone asked what's the longest you've been away from your kids. Now, granted our babies are still rather young (17 months old) but IMO, it doesn't really make a difference. Needless to say I was shocked at the replies. The majority does not leave their kids with ANYONE overnight or more than a few hours. I got a sense from the thread that it

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 8:53am

And for the record, I would never ever leave them with a "friend" or whatever. Noway. Even babysitters. Not at this age. I chose to purposely live close to family so that option would never come up.


good for you.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 9:11am

Of course it makes sense!

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 10:36am

>I guess it is a personality thing and not a work status thing from these posts.<

Also a matter of circumstances and events. I've been left with extended family or close friend as early as age 5-6. I had a sahm. I, on the other hand, as either a sahm or a wohm, have only left my children with either their grandparents (and only for one night while giving birth othe the kid) or dh and siblings. Not because of any fear factor or comfort level; just because it never came up.

Chris

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 1:17pm
Yes.
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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sat, 05-10-2008 - 1:43pm

I see SAHMs I know leave thier kids overnights everyweekend so they can get a break. I have seen

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sat, 05-10-2008 - 1:47pm

We had night nursing 2 night a week for Bryn. But we never left the house, it was against the rules.


Other then that, no one was hired to watch them overnight.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 10-13-2007
Sat, 05-10-2008 - 4:42pm

I was just curious if SAHM's were way more attached to their kids, thus not even thinking about leaving them overnight with a family member. KWIM? Being a WOHM, obviously you are okay with being away from your kid. I was just wondering if that applied to overnights as well.


Lori

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 05-10-2008 - 9:14pm

Count yourself lucky. When you purposely moved to be near family. Was it one family member or several?

IME, family needs to be able, willing and available. Not everyone has the magic three.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 05-10-2008 - 9:17pm

"I see SAHMs I know leave thier kids overnights everyweekend so they can get a break. I have seen WOHM leave thier kids the same amount of time for a break."

Really, you know people who leave their children *every* weekend? When do they see them?

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sun, 05-11-2008 - 5:34pm

That is the issue I was bring up. They do not see them. They are being "outsourced" to be raised.


But I see no more in one group of people then the other.


This is one mums schedule.


DD is in SK. DD goes to school Mon & Wed and every 2nd Friday. She goes to respite Tuesday and Thursday am. Then on Sat-Sun she spends with her Aunt or Grandma. Mum sees her T &T pm, and after school the rest of the week.


Real life situation.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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