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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 11:33am

I was at a wedding this weekend and was talking to my boyfriend's best friend's mother.

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 1:26pm

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Registered: 05-06-2007
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 2:08pm

ITA.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 3:41pm

It sounds like you handled it fine.


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Registered: 10-17-2003
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 5:02pm

I think you handled it very well.


I can tell for sure that SAH has nothing to do with when a kid reads.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 5:16pm

I am jealous of your DD!

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Registered: 02-19-2008
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 7:53pm

Yep you handled it well for sure!!!

I agree with an OP, she DID sound bitter about "giving up her career". It seems from how you describe it that she was being very defensive and almost seemed like she was trying to make herself feel better. I would have done the same as you, right down to the shot....lol!

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Registered: 10-17-2003
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 8:01pm

I'm jealous of my kids' math skills as well.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
In reply to: ladybugmak
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 10:55pm

I'd like to add my experience to your post. We homeschooled our 3 girls. The oldest learned to read on schedule--1st grade, age 6. The second not until grade 3, age 8. The 3rd at age 4. I was a sah/wahp then and all 3 girls used the same language arts curriculum. And all of them were capable of reading Shakespeare by grade 7 (interest in Shakespeare was another matter). Our son learned to read fluently in 2nd grade. I was a ft wohp then. My work status had nothing to do with my kids ability to read. Their brains had everything to do with it.

Chris

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

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 3:07am
Agreed. It also irks me when people trot out academic skill, especially precocious academic skill, as "proof" of superior parenting. As far as work status and quality of parenting, I am convinced after years of observing all kinds of families and parents that what a parent does when he/she is with the child is so much more important than whether that parent is there a little or a lot. I have seen 24/7 parents who sucked the proverbial egg in the parenting department, and where you might easily conclude that a nice daycare provider would be better for their kids, and I have seen parents who work like dogs yet manage to have good, constructive relationships with their kids.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 7:17am
i don't think working status has a thing to dow ith reading ability nor do i put much faith in the notion that reading to your child at an earliest age possible produces future literacy lovers.

 

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