Who is raising your children?

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Registered: 04-12-2004
Who is raising your children?
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Wed, 07-08-2009 - 3:15pm

First a few disclaimers - if you are a single or divorced parent, you probably don't have a choice between being a SAHP or a WOHP, (unless you are independently wealthy and then i'm very jealous of you!), most likely you have to WOH to be able to provide the basics for your children.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-12-2004
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:45pm

You are right, the parents make the decisions,

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:49pm

At this point in my life with 17+ YEARS of parenting, I'm not offended by much.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:50pm

And again my question was posed to women who choose to work for other than financial reasons.


But why?

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Ducky

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:52pm

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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:53pm

I'm stuck at the elementary school age point...if it's an issue, then why is it okay starting in elementary school?


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-12-2004
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:53pm

I just read a post today on one of these threads where the poster said,"i am raising my kids, not my daycare provider."

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:55pm

I said I think a parent should be home till the kids are old enough for elementary school.


What is magical about elementry school that it's suddenly okay, when it's not before?





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Ducky

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:56pm

<< Prior to school age, you, as parents, have the choice whether or not they are cared for by a parent all day or by an "othergiver.">>


Yes, but the parent also has the choice to homeschool or send to traditional school.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:58pm

"Taking full credit for raising the child, even when the child is in the care of another individual is inaccurate. "

Can't recall where I said I was taking full credit. Virtually every parent has "outside" help in the raising of children- however- ultimately it is the parents that raise the child. It doesn't matter the work status. My woh DH has as much influence in the raising of *OUR* children as I do as a sahp.

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 5:01pm

Caregivers make task-related, low-level

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