Raising Children

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Raising Children
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Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:19am

I've often heard parents say they will SAH because they didn't have kids for other people to raise them.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:26am
Personally, I disagree with both views (that daycare raises children instead of the parent and that daycare doesn't raise children). My viewpoint is that childcare providers JOIN the parents in helping to raise the children.



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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2007
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:44am
I think I agree with you.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 11:53am
i believe parents raise children.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2007
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 12:01pm

I agree with Elaine in that parents are often "helped" by others in the raising of their children.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 1:05pm

I think daycare definitely helps to raise the children, but it doesn't mean that parents of daycare kids are NOT raising their own children.

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 1:42pm

From my perspective as a family child care provider with over 18 years experience I can tell you I haven't had the distinct pleasure of raising anyone else's child except my niece.

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 2:27pm
i think dc deserves some credit in that force too.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2008
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 5:08pm

PARENTS raise children.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Wed, 07-16-2008 - 9:07pm

I'll respond from two different points of view....As a teacher -- NO WAY in heck have I raised all of the children that I had. With almost 20 years of teaching (at 100 or so kids per year), that's 2000(!) kids....Nope.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 07-17-2008 - 12:13am

Dh and I have raised our 4 children (ok, we are in the process of raising the last one). We have at various times for various lengths of time, hired out those aspects of raising kids that we either didn't have the education to do, have the time to do, or was a better choice.

We hired out medical/dental care, education, hair cuts, and child care (to name some off the top of my head). But we chose those professionals to care for our children, not just for their expertise but also that they meshed with our parenting style.

But no, daycare doesn't raise children and nor does teachers. Parents do.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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