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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleigh View Post
    Yes I know she was agreeing. I just didnt know why people were saying stuff like "your not even single".
    lol ok far enough, I thought you meant that London was saying bc you aren't single you weren't welcome. As you were.

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    I also forgot to add that in our house we deliberately have no extra activities in the first year of school. They come home tired, sometimes overwhelmed and imo it's too much in the first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I do post in this section every now and then even though I've never been a single mum. But I always offer support to the single/repartnered OP as I was part of a blended family and know how hard it can be on everyone.
    Support or constructive advice/help is always welcome in here whether you are a single/re-partnered parent or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Support or constructive advice/help is always welcome in here whether you are a single/re-partnered parent or not
    I agree. I've never seen constructive advice unwelcome in this section no matter the poster's marital status. I have to agree with PPs though, if a married parent who has never experienced a breakdown of a family storms in, guns ablazing, I can't see why they should be welcomed. I certainly don't go in the SN section, or IVF, or TTC and start throwing my weight around and criticising people's decisions because it's not relevant to me and I haven't been in their position.

    delirium I know you're always supportive of sole parents I have no problem with posts like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I also forgot to add that in our house we deliberately have no extra activities in the first year of school. They come home tired, sometimes overwhelmed and imo it's too much in the first year.
    Yeah Bec said that too. Which is another good point. He is already buggered after school and they have naps in class lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I agree. I've never seen constructive advice unwelcome in this section no matter the poster's marital status. I have to agree with PPs though, if a married parent who has never experienced a breakdown of a family storms in, guns ablazing, I can't see why they should be welcomed. I certainly don't go in the SN section, or IVF, or TTC and start throwing my weight around and criticising people's decisions because it's not relevant to me and I haven't been in their position.

    delirium I know you're always supportive of sole parents I have no problem with posts like yours.
    Yep, that's what I meant Unhelpful opinions and judgments from people who have no idea are not welcome and can be very upsetting. Even when you are not the OP, when people come in and make sweeping statements and judgments about what single parents should do and what we should be grateful for and how we should deal with the other parent it can be really distressing and disheartening.

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    Ya for sure. Its completely different being with the kids dad than what it is without. You cant just have a decent convo about your children and what to do with them because once your apart there are so many other things to factor in. Together its easy to say "Ok, well you can do xyz because you dont do anything these days" or whatever because now you dont know what they get up to as a parent because they arent in your life and you have no control over what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I also forgot to add that in our house we deliberately have no extra activities in the first year of school. They come home tired, sometimes overwhelmed and imo it's too much in the first year.
    I think that's a great idea. As much as I want DS to do extracurricular activities, I think I may hold off for at least the first half a year and see how he goes and possibly even the rest of the year. DS stayed back in kindergarten so he's turning 6 at the start of prep, so he may be able to cope once he settles in given that he's just that little bit older.

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    Yuck. I'm having flashbacks to my soccer Saturdays as a 10 year old. I hated the getting up, wearing the not-warm-enough uniform in winter, I sucked at soccer, our team always lost.....me and my brothers played it not because we had any interest, but because our parents told us we had to play a sport, they thought it would be good for us. It wasn't my thing, I took up running later on and did quite well, and still maintain some level of fitness with the occasional jog.

    If your son was older, begging to play AFL and had a passion for the sport, I might think you were a bit harsh. But he isn't, someone else who won't have to drag their butt out of bed thinks it will be a good idea.

    "Because I don't wanna" doesn't make you selfish, just human, and our time doesn't just belong to our children (even if they get most of it)

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