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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    It was your apparent lack of knowledge on the subject. Ie taxpayers comment
    Sorry for being a dumbass

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    I'll probably get shot down for this, but I think SAHMs make more sense in that young children need a primary carer, and in most cases, it is better than it be the mother, providing she is not deranged/alcoholic etc. As mothers are also usually the ones breastfeeding. This doesn't mean that workplaces shouldn't be family friendly and give the father more time at home too.

    But I think parental leave should be paid at a base rate for three years, as children going to a lot of daycare younger than that, it's not ideal.

    Again, they're just my opinions, doesn't mean that they are correct.

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    @ZAK I'll let my DH know that he is useless for the first 3 years of our son's life.

    I honestly think you are delusional

    ETA are you lobbying for closing down all childcare for children younger than 3yo and reallocating the funds to SAHMs?

    Your statement really angered on behalf of all men and fathers.
    Last edited by ExcuseMyFrench; 01-05-2014 at 19:46.

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    Well, I didn't say that, you are twisting my words. I am huge on fathers playing an important role in their children's life. Reread please.

    Am I in favour of closing daycare facilities for children under two? Yes, actually.

    There is family day care, and you still can work.

    This is MY opinion, and we have had different life experiences which is why both of our opinions are valid.

    I'm off, as I'm not really that keen on debating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAK View Post
    Am I in favour of closing daycare facilities for children under two? Yes, actually.

    There is family day care, and you still can still work
    Oh. My. God.

    I would never use family day care as I don't trust one person with no other supervision to look after my child who can't even talk. And I would NEVER take two years off work.

    Luckily your views are archaic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAK View Post
    Well, I didn't say that, you are twisting my words. I am huge on fathers playing an important role in their children's life. Reread please.

    Am I in favour of closing daycare facilities for children under two? Yes, actually.

    There is family day care, and you still can work.

    This is MY opinion, and we have had different life experiences which is why both of our opinions are valid.

    I'm off, as I'm not really that keen on debating.
    There is no chance I would ever choose family daycare for DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAK View Post
    Well, I didn't say that, you are twisting my words. I am huge on fathers playing an important role in their children's life. Reread please.

    Am I in favour of closing daycare facilities for children under two? Yes, actually.

    There is family day care, and you still can work.

    This is MY opinion, and we have had different life experiences which is why both of our opinions are valid.

    I'm off, as I'm not really that keen on debating.
    I was supportive of your comments (it makes more sense for a woman to stay home with a young bub due to breastfeeding etc). But you lost me with the closing daycare down for under 2's! Ridiculous. After 1 a kid can drink cows milk so there is no reason why a woman who wants to return to work can't. And if a woman wants to go to work before her kid is one then what's the harm? And why be supportive of family daycare but not a daycare centre? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I was supportive of your comments (it makes more sense for a woman to stay home with a young bub due to breastfeeding etc). But you lost me with the closing daycare down for under 2's! Ridiculous. After 1 a kid can drink cows milk so there is no reason why a woman who wants to return to work can't. And if a woman wants to go to work before her kid is one then what's the harm? And why be supportive of family daycare but not a daycare centre? I don't get it.
    Let me describe my reasoning behind this, before people paint me as the boogie monster.

    At around two to three years' a child's social development goes through the roof, and they become more ready for institutionalised care - the whole being in a group dynamic/I am part of wider society thing. I am not telling women to stay home. I'm just saying that a home like environment is, I believe, better for an under two/threer. That is, with one carer, and not too many other children, and without such a stringent routine. Daycare centres even in the early years tend to be more routine than FDC, and little minds don't need that yet.

    I am liking FDC. I have an FDC carer and another FDC carer if we need emergency care. We all help look after each other's children and with the emergency carer, are friends and catch up on weekends. I trust them with my children, it's like a supportive community of women who look out for one another. I worked in daycare too prior to LO, have sinced changed careers, that may be adding to why I don't like seeing the little ones in care. Two years plus it becomes beneficial. I didn't feel like the young ones thrived in the nursery at all - staff ratios just didn't allow it. Toddler room got a bit better.

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    Zak: have your kids been in a daycare when they were under 2?

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    Staff ratios are the same whether they're in childcare centre or a family daycare.

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