Who is raising your children?

iVillage Member
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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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:16pm
I don't think I would change a daycare situation just because my kid fell off a swing. But if the person did something heinous like leave little kids unattended in a pool, or serve processed cheese food for lunch, then I'd leave.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:19pm
The law says your kid has to be getting an education. The law does NOT say you have to send your kids to school. Just like earlier. The law says the child has to be fed, sheltered, and not abused and not neglected. The law does not say you have to send your kid off to a provider to make sure that his or her needs are being met when they are little, and the law does not say you have to send your kids to school to make sure their educational needs are being met.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:41pm

i don't know.


you're speaking for most WOHPS here?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:45pm

but the end result IYO is the child.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:50pm

you're speaking for most WOHPS here?

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:50pm

Why would you think she is "speaking for all the WOHMs on the board" or that she is advocating some kind of ideological uniformity? She is simply reporting her observations.

She asked some good questions. Why do you keep telling us that your family can afford a SAHP? We believe you. We believe that when you work outside the home, as you sometimes have over the course of the years you have been posting here, it's because you choose to.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:51pm
She did clarify.

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Ducky

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:03pm

If it's mattered,

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:25pm
I think it would be pretty darned pathetic if a SAHM said that she and she alone was raising her children.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:31pm
My experience is the total opposite. It didn't make a difference.

 

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