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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Registered: 05-14-2006
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 1:43pm

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 1:56pm
My condolences.

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski 

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Registered: 01-23-2008
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 1:58pm

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I, in my right mind, would and am doing this. Just like nursing after vaccinations are given, something about it sooths the pain. My son's pediatrician has told me a number of times that nursing reduces pain in babies and toddlers, and although I do get an occasional nip at the boob, it's easy enough to train a child not to bite.


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Registered: 01-12-2004
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:04pm

"Many would disgree with me, but in my mind if the child is cared for by

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:08pm
I also agree.
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Registered: 01-23-2008
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:10pm

Looking at my own family's situation, I can say that the value of my being a SAHM is tremendous. My husband and I feel that by being home with mom, our son is getting valuable one on one attention that he may not get elsewhere. Also, I like being able to focus all my attention on my family and not having to worry about a career. By not working, I feel I'm

  


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Registered: 01-12-2004
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:11pm

That describes my cat exactly!

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:11pm

But is their view of what is best, more accurate?


Isn't it our job as parents to decide what is best for a minor child, not the minor child himself?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:13pm

Oh wow, here's hoping they raise the driving age and/or permit age before my son hits that age.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:18pm

Interesting, then can I ask.....If the working status of the parents is defined by care of the child versus the actual status of the parents, how would you define the following....


How would you define othercare?

PumpkinAngel

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