Well I'm a SAHM currently, also partnered and my DD's go to preschool twice a week.
I couldn't give a toss whether you're employed/unemployed, partnered or single and using day care. It's nobody else's business why people use it.
Also as far as I'm aware it's beneficial in more ways than a parent just having a break. It creates necessary social skills for the children amongst other things they learn.
What's wrong with your child being benefitted?
The point is not WHY you use day care.
The point is why does the government subsidize the use day care to those not working outside of the home.
Life is tough. There are no villages anymore and some people need help!?? What about my husband quit work and stays home and we raise our children together and I wouldn't need day care because he'd be home looking after my children while I went a got a pap smear? We could BOTH live off the government and then daycare problems would be solved!! Perfect! Sounds pretty good to me?
Yep. Sad that mothers now have to pay for the village and for a little bit of help
i imagine its government funded because the government feels it supports the community as a whole .
children are more prepared for entering the school system.
parents have secured cc in place for when a suitable job or study option becomes available thus enabling more to actually resume work.
those without the village or with kids with disabilities get the break they need thus lowering the stress on mental health resources and child protection resources.
people who use cc for kids so they can go to the gym. reduces obesity increases fitness/health. in turn reduces the strain on the hospital/medical system.
its win win for all except perhaps that very small minority who self righteously believe the tax dollars that they pay somehow still belong to them?
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Last edited by grumpysmurf; 28-05-2012 at 14:35.
Apart from the CCR (which we don't get) what other gov't entitlements are the for CCB when one partner doesn't work? I'm genuinely interested. I got CCB when I was on maternity leave (didn't use it then) and now I've extended my leave beyond 12 months we get nothing. We pay $90 a day for DD2 to attend preschool which she desperately needs at her age for socialization.
How do other SAHMs get a CCB?
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