Summer supervision?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
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?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:11pm

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Oh no, they just don't stop...not at all, but through various debates over the years, I have considered myself extremely lucky that there is a variety of programs available for middle school age kids here as that doesn't seem to be the majority in many of these debates about supervision and middle school students, camp and the like.


Although I do know a few wohps that do go part time or are off totally in the summer...I actually know one that is returns to work this summer as she's off in the school year, homeschooling.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:18pm

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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:19pm

Well and

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:20pm

"Surely the dual wohps you know don't just stop work in the summer or go pt, rather than secure childcare? "

Actually, I know half a dozen families that had been dual wohps their parental lives...until the oldest hit middle school and one parent quit/retired to sah.

For them, it was much easier finding high quality affordable childcare when their children were 0-5 - than summer and after-school care for their teenage children.

I know a few more that opted for the au pair/nanny option at that time. Nannies are sometimes cheaper if they come with their own car.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:23pm

In my area, according to the mother of a son that just received his lifeguard certification, in my area you need to be 16 to be a lifeguard.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:28pm

So far my kids have earned money the following ways this summer:

Mowing lawns (13 year old)

Helping neighbors clean up after yard sale (we have a neighborhood yard sale the first weekend in June every year) (13 year old)

Babysitting (13 year old -- he stayed a few hours with the next door neighbor's 8 year old and 5 year old while I was home next door)

Cleaning gutters (17 year old)

Band gigs (17 year old)

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:36pm

we employ our nanny year-round so, even if I wasn't home in the summer, she would be here working her regular day.


this summer at home, we'll have alyssa (15 yr. special needs), jenna (13 going into 9th grade) and Destany (11 going into 5th grade).

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 5:54pm

not anywhere around here.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 6:20pm
I would find something for them to do, but really, that's one reason why I don't work.

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:00pm

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