So you don't see the issue with stating in the working parents' section that children with working parents are worse off than those at home with their parents, and making a comment about how they are not raising their child "full-time"? Really??
You can keep seeking to be offended by posts that aren't intended to be offensive, but that's your issue.
You might feel like child care isn't contributing to your child being raised, but I doubt they sleep the whole time they're there. I don't think it's a bad thing, you seem to have interpreted it that way.
I see 'being with your parents full time while you are being raised' as the optimal situation, I don't see child care as detrimental (in most cases) and this study says it isn't, which is great.
I accept that many people have different ideals, maybe you should too.
I'm glad you can live up to such lofty ideals without worrying about how you're going to feed your children.
Bit of an inflammatory comment, given that this is the WORKING parents section :thumbdown:.
Edit to add: I realise you said you work too... That's my point. I would have thought you would be more understanding of those that don't have a choice .
Last edited by Eko; 14-08-2012 at 13:22.
Hey on another note... am I the only one who thinks that Mem Fox should be more concerned what's happening in her own back yard before casting judgement (quotes or re-quotes) on people that she doesn't even know.
Do people really HAVE to go back to work FULL TIME from the time their babe is 6 weeks old though? I mean.. that's why we get Paid Parental Leave, Baby Bonus, FTB etc. Centrelink makes it possible for anyone to take at least 4 months off for that extremely important bonding time with their baby. I realise that as soon as those payments run out, people need to work. That's exactly why I had to go back to work when my babies were only 7 months old. But doing 5 days a week as soon as you can after your baby is born seems a bit full on to me. Each to their own though I guess.
Also, I worded my first post really badly. When I said "whether they need to or not" I was actually meaning, People who put their babes in full time care from 6 weeks of age when they don't need to at all, but just want to "need to or not" was the complete incorrect wording, it wasn't what I meant at all. Sorry about that! Obviously if you have no choice you've gotta do what you've gotta do! I apologies to anyone I offended with that one. Definitely not intentional.
I didn't deride them for it, I pitied them for having to miss out on that precious time.
All three mothers were in tears several times a day until they got used to bring away from their bubs. They still don't like it.
My point is that we should support women in that position instead of telling them they're not good enough, or that they shouldn't have had kids.
It was heartbreaking enough watching it. I couldn't imagine having to live it.
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