the value of having a SAHP

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Registered: 10-24-2007
the value of having a SAHP
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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 8:57am

Whatever your circumstances, and whatever your family's complex mixture of reasons for choosing to have a SAHP, or not....


do you see any value at all, for a typical child, in having a SAHP (either short term or long term)?


Even if in your family, the many benefits of having dual-WOHPs outweigh any potential benefits of having a SAHP (or if having a SAHP is literally impossible for whatever reason), do you actually acknowledge that that are benefits to be had by choosing to have a SAHP?


(on the assumption that the hypothetical SAHP is happy to SAH, and puts a lot into it)

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:09am
I don't think kids NEED Or should HAVE a say so in a parents' decision to work or not. It's not THEIR decision. I would never Liza "honey is it ok if I take this job? " I"m the parent I decide..she falls in line.
period.
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Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:10am

But didn't you ask value for the child?

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:10am

What are those benefits?


PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:11am

I was curious as well....


PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:12am

<<For example, I think that having a main

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:13am

do you see any value at all, for a typical child, in having dual wohp (either short term or long term)?


yes.

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:15am

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PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:17am

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PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:21am

Why would a child have a say about their parents decision

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 11:23am
Do your kids get a say so in whether or not their father works? If they complained about the number of hours he works, would he reduce the hours to accommodate their wishes?

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