Summer supervision?

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Summer supervision?
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:05pm

Does working status have anything to do with supervision of children during the summer?


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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:09pm

I think it does for me.


I have two middle school aged kids.

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Ducky

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:18pm
Depends on the age. Camp is until 12 years old in my area and after that they can be CIT so they won't be home all day by themselves.
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:22pm

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I agree with and that's my stance as well....and why I am so very thankful for where my oldest attends school.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:23pm

What if they don't want to go to camp or be a cit?


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:25pm
By the age of 13, I won't have a problem letting my kids stay home for a few hours in the morning and few hours in the afternoon. I come home for lunch and my dh comes home earlier than me so they wouldn't be home for very long alone. Not worrying about this yet though :)
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:30pm

Yes it does. There are not a lot of options for middle school kids in the summer around here unless they go to camp. Parents who can afford it send their kids to those sleepaway camps that last all summer. The ones who can't or don't want to scramble for things to do so their kids will get at least some supervision.


I think kids this age do need some guidance or a lot of them will spend all day on the internet and put themselves at risk. I think there's this assumption that kids in middle school can be on their own and it simply isn't true. Maybe for a few hours, but not all day and not everyday.


Families with an SAHP also sign their kids up for camps and activities, but it's not as crucial for them.

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:34pm

I used to think like that.....now I'm firmer in the thought that these are the ages that need just as much supervision, lol.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:36pm

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I am now firmly in the camp that middle school kids need supervision and/or purpose to their day.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:36pm
I do agree with that and that is why I am glad that if that was my ONLY choice, they would not be alone for long during the day. By that time, I won't have to take vacation days solely for the kids as they will be older to stay home for days here and there so I could take more days during the summer (Fridays, Mondays) so they wouldn't be home as much.
But, again...this is far in the future and am really just taking it month by month :)
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:39pm

That is exactly why my hours change in the summer, because our schedule changes so much in the summer.


<<I do agree with that and that is why I am glad that if that was my ONLY choice, they would not be alone for long during the day.>>


What are the other choices besides leaving them alone and day/cit camp?


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Would you wait until the youngest was 13 to do this or start when the oldest was 13?



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