i must admit reading some threads on here has prompted this read, but it is in no way an attack on anyone or meant to start an enormous debate.
I just want to know for your personally, where do you draw the line between a parent doing someone to help their child vs a parent being selfish?
Examples, hmmm. A parent is studying, remaining on centrelink until finishing their degree as they know that in the long run they will earn enough to support themself and their child. They do not work now as they spend many hours outside school away form their child due to studying. Are they being selfish by studying something which takes their time away from their child? Are they being selfish by not getting a job and aski the government to support them?
Another example, a parent of special needs child has their mother help take their child to applintment, is this selfish? Should the mother attend every appointment or is it ok for her to get others to take the child sometimes?
I'm sure there are many more examples but hopefully from this you can glean what I mean :-)