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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    What about the kids who try hard but still don't do well? Or like a friend of mine, who lost her brother a week before her Year 12 exams and completely bombed out. Lack of success/options isn't always a result of lack of effort...

    And then there's those kids who really need guidance and don't have it. My brother was like that. There's no way he'd even catch a bus on his own, but if you took him a few times then he'd be fine. He basically had to be hand-held through the whole finding a job process when he left school (in year 11) or he never could have don't it on his own. You couldn't find a more loyal, hard worker though. A lot of kids/young people don't have that kind of support, there's all types out there. I hate this tough luck attitude of the Abbott Gvt, it's counterproductive.

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    Yes, I have very regularly taught these people.
    Yeah, that's what I thought I remembered! That's what I find hard to reconcile, is where these kinds of kids/young adults can fit in this type of society if they can't 'earn'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    I know I would love to return to work but it's expensive enough just to send the kids to preschool, let alone care 3-5 days a week. We were talking about me returning to work next year if something comes up. I would need permanent part-time to make it work as relying on casual we would probably end up spending more in child care. Where I get stuck is that the job positions don't come out until term 3 at the earliest and sometimes early term 4 and childcare where my kids go to preschool want to know our days and requirements in June! Perhaps I should just try and get a lower-paying job there instead of trying for a primary school! I would still need to pay OOSH fees for our other child anyway. I was talking to a grandma at school pick up the other day - there are many grandparents that drop off and pick up kids at DS's school and she was telling me how she raised her grandkids whilst their parents went to work. I told her her family were very fortunate to have her!
    Off topic but they do not 'raise' their grand kids while the parents are working. The parents are raising their children, while working full time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney1980 View Post
    Off topic but they do not 'raise' their grand kids while the parents are working. The parents are raising their children, while working full time.
    well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney1980 View Post
    Off topic but they do not 'raise' their grand kids while the parents are working. The parents are raising their children, while working full time.
    I never understand why that terminology is so objectionable. If a grandparent has a child 10 hours a day 5 days a week I would say that's a significant part of their grandchild's life? So what? Why are we so upset by that?

    It makes no sense to me. On one hand I see on here time after time mothers lamenting the loss of the "village" to help raise their children yet when extended family step in that's somehow not raising their children.

    I genuinely don't see why it's such a sensitive turn of phrase. I have a nanny 2 days a week for my baby while I work and I definitely think she's helping raise her.

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    Agreed Sonja. I helped raise three children when I was a nanny. And my parents have a huge part in raising my DD.

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    It's not very fair on those that find themselves in unfortunate circumstances however I am wondering if they are trying to use it as a deterrent. I know many people who quit their jobs just because they couldnt be bothered and it was easier on the dole.
    let's face it jrn wages aren't that great the dole offers almost the same but it's "free" money. It may make someone think twice before throwing in the towel because they can't be bothered.

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    @Sonja yes she is helping, she is not raising your daughter.

    I think leaving the work "helping" out of the sentence makes a world of difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I never understand why that terminology is so objectionable. If a grandparent has a child 10 hours a day 5 days a week I would say that's a significant part of their grandchild's life? So what? Why are we so upset by that?

    It makes no sense to me. On one hand I see on here time after time mothers lamenting the loss of the "village" to help raise their children yet when extended family step in that's somehow not raising their children.

    I genuinely don't see why it's such a sensitive turn of phrase. I have a nanny 2 days a week for my baby while I work and I definitely think she's helping raise her.
    Great post, well said 50 hours a week with the commute is a sizable part of the kids and nanna's life... why is that a bad thing though?

    I remember saying to an old relative how I didn't know how she raised so many children so well. She said so matter-of-factly, well I didn't raise them on our own. I had the inlaws living with us, and they were a great help. I had my parents help with the kids when I had a new baby. That's how it was back then.


 

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