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?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:14pm
Unfortunately, those jobs don't happen M-F, 8-5, so the parent would still have to find other arrangements or leave the child "unsupervised.".
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:16pm

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.


I've known a few families that have done this.

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Ducky

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:16pm
But I think this discussion was about how jobs would negate the need for a child to go to camp or be home alone; that a job would take the place of "childcare".
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:16pm

I am a huge planner, short and long term


So am I but life changes as do lack of options, sometimes. I have learned that you can plan and plan and plan for life and God might have other plans for us :)

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:18pm
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:20pm
Why not?
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:21pm

I don't think that I would allow my kids to swim in a pool with a 13yo lifeguard.

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Ducky

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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:27pm
It wasn't. PA said her kid could mow lawns on his own, but not get a job with a commercial company. She was adding to the conversation, clarifying.
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:28pm
I HATE the idea of year round schooling! My sister dealt with it in California for awhile and it was a huge hassle.
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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 7:30pm
Oh, okay. My kids are doing a variety of camps, working for pay, volunteer work, and some staying home alone. And playing golf. My older one has a season pass to two of our local golf courses; he plays golf at least twice a week when he's home. The boys also have bikes and know how to use the buses, so they manage to get where they need to be usually without DH or me needing to come get them.

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