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: 09-24-2007
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 11:49pm

I WOH, my husband is a retail manager so his schedule varies week to week, my kids spend anywhere from 15 -

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2009
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 8:45pm
No, you claim as such.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 2:52pm

BOTTOM LINE is that the responsibility for how they've turned out is MINE (and ex and dh too).


what i think is parental responsibility might differ from somebody else but i do totally agree here.

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 11:06am

Outside of my dh and I, we are raising our children ourselves when it comes to the main decisions, values that we wish to impart on our children, morales that we wish to teach and so forth including finances....what we do have help with is executing those pieces....but none of those people help us make the decisions to begin with.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 11:03am

Yes, that's a very good point, those are not interchangeable terms.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 11:02am

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 1:54am
There was nothing particularly rude about the comment. This is a debate board, not a support board.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sun, 07-26-2009 - 12:58am

True. But question about the hours of sleep does keep coming up.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Sat, 07-25-2009 - 11:14pm

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I don't think you need to co-sleep or bf for those hours to count.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sat, 07-25-2009 - 10:48pm

"Even at 10 hours per day/5 days per week -- that's 50 hours per week -- leaving 118 hours per week. Sure some of that is sleeping time -- however, mom is there if the child wakes up from a nightmare or teething pain."

And if you co-sleep, you can even count those hours. Especially if the kid in question doesn't night wean until after his 2nd birthday.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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