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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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 7:29am

Then there are always some great teachers who really make a connection with certain students and have a great impact on how their lives turn out.


I think it's an interesting question.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 7:44am

Is there really a

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 7:51am

I agree with your reasoning.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:01am

Good point.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:07am

Oh, of course there are...but that still doesn't mean that they're in any way "raising" the students they teach.



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Registered: 02-07-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:12am

Even though I was a SAHM for 12.5 years and my DH has always been in the work force he is no less bonded to our children as I am.

That is how I know a WOHM can bond well with their children, I have seen it. I really did think that my SAH would make a difference in bonding but I was wrong.

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:14am
I've raised 90-110 kids each and every year....Multiply that by 20 YEARS, lol!!!!!
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:19am

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

Yes, that is what you said. What I am not clear on is why you think this. IOW, what is it that makes you hold this opinion? What do you think is the downside for kids who are raised with caregivers other than their parents?

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:21am

<<Then there are always some great teachers who really make a connection with certain students and have a great impact on how their lives turn out.>>


sure we do -- BUT we are still NOT raising those kids.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:22am
For you to be so against othercare for the preschool set, you must obviously believe that it is somehow bad for kids. Why do you not think of school as equally bad?

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