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    Default Few questions for single parents

    I'm no longer single but hope its ok I answer the question regarding my DS1 and FOB

    How often does your ex/s see the kids?
    Once, maybe twice a year.

    What percentage of care do you have? 100%

    Do you wish ex/s would see child/ren more often?
    No.

    Are there any circumstances that prevent ex/s from seeing children more often (such as DV, work etc) He lives in Perth and I am in Vic

    Who was main care provider prior to separation?
    Me

    [B]Do you have family close by or do you rely on childcare?[/

    Childcare. Family are wonderful but all very far away.

    Do you work or study?
    Study P/T

    If not, are there any barriers preventing you from doing so? N/A

    Did you have career prior to having kids? And is it one that requires reskilling?
    Yes. I had a career in TV when DS1 was little. But chose to have more children and left the industry.
    I am now studying Social Work.

    Is your current career child friendly hours?

    Still studying!

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    Are these questions just for single mums? Or can anyone answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserama View Post
    Are these questions just for single mums? Or can anyone answer?
    It's in the single parent section.

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    Default Few questions for single parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    It's in the single parent section.
    A couple of us who have previousky been single and are still dealing with ex's have answered.
    My answers would still be the same whether I had repartened or not.
    Sorry if it was only for current single parents.

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    How often does your ex/s see the kids?
    DS's dad has him every weekend
    DD's dad has her every second weekend

    What percentage of care do you have?
    DS: 70%
    DD: CBF working out the percentage

    Do you wish ex/s would see child/ren more often?
    I wish DS's dad saw him less, I'd like to have some weekends with him once he starts school. Currently exH has him every single weekend and every public holiday, plus he's taking him overseas for 3 weeks at xmas time. Once he starts school I'll have NIL spare time with DS so I want to change the access arrangement so that I get some quality time with DS too.

    I'm happy with how often DD sees her dad (every other weekend).

    Are there any circumstances that prevent ex/s from seeing children more often (such as DV, work etc)
    DS: No
    DD: Her dad lives 1 hour away, so it's not always possible for him to see her more often.

    Who was main care provider prior to separation?
    DS: Me
    DD: N/A, was never in a relationship with FOB

    Do you have family close by or do you rely on childcare?
    Next year DS will be in school, and DD will go to childcare. My mum will look after DD one day a week.

    Do you work or study?
    I'll be studying next year.

    If not, are there any barriers preventing you from doing so?
    N/A

    Did you have career prior to having kids? And is it one that requires reskilling?
    I worked in real estate, fairly easy to walk back into, but that's not the area I'm going to be studying.

    Is your current career child friendly hours?
    N/A

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    1 weekend a month, not even a full weekend. Friday night till Sunday morning and dinner here on Friday.
    I have 94% care of course I wish he saw them more. They do too.

    No reason why he can't see them more, he works but finished at 4 so could come over of a afternoon or do every second weekend.

    i was main carer

    i live near family but don't get any help

    i work

    kids are in daycare so I can work

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    How often does your ex/s see the kids?
    Normally 4-5 days every third week.

    What percentage of care do you have?
    Whatever that works out to. Cant be bothered finding my CSA forms for specifics.

    Do you wish ex/s would see child/ren more often?
    Dont really think about it. He sees him when he sees him...we roll with it.

    Are there any circumstances that prevent ex/s from seeing children more often (such as DV, work etc)
    Yes, he works on the mines for 2 weeks at a time.

    Who was main care provider prior to separation?
    FOB worked and I was SAHM but he was a very hands on father when he was home.

    Do you have family close by or do you rely on childcare?
    Before/after school care. Currently have no family close by.

    Do you work or study?
    I studied earlier this year and am now working.

    If not, are there any barriers preventing you from doing so?
    N/A

    Did you have career prior to having kids? And is it one that requires reskilling?
    Worked in childcare for 4yrs before having DS. Had to restudy this year to get my certificate to be able to work in childcare again.

    Is your current career child friendly hours?
    Yep but DS is 8 and I work at before/after school care so DS comes to that with me. Works well.

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    Default Few questions for single parents

    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    A couple of us who have previousky been single and are still dealing with ex's have answered.
    My answers would still be the same whether I had repartened or not.
    Sorry if it was only for current single parents.
    It's alright. It's really for anyone who isn't with parent of their child/ren, even if they are re partnered now. Just trying to dispel some myths and beliefs that we are all money hungry b$tches who attempt to screw over our exes at any chance.

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    Default Few questions for single parents

    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    It's alright. It's really for anyone who isn't with parent of their child/ren, even if they are re partnered now. Just trying to dispel some myths and beliefs that we are all money hungry b$tches who attempt to screw over our exes at any chance.
    Ohhhhh! Lol! That old chesnut!

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    A couple of us who have previousky been single and are still dealing with ex's have answered.
    My answers would still be the same whether I had repartened or not.
    Sorry if it was only for current single parents.
    No no you're fine, wasn't sure if Deserama was asking if people who had never been single parents could answer. Of course there are plenty of you who have repartnered but have shared care of kids.


 

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