I thought I was pretty clear I was talking about DD's school. Personally I love the fact so many parents are so hands on - we raised enough money to pay for every computer at the school, as well as state of the art playground equipment.
As for once they go to high school, I would hazard a guess most SAHPs who had been out of the workforce by that stage would be unemployable?
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22-10-2012 19:38 #115
I was merely trying to give an answer to what some parents do when their kids start school. As you admit most parents put in a token effort. Our school wouldn't thrive as much as it does without those that don't.
Anywho, I'm working tomorrow so have to get ready for the million things I have to do before I start at 930.
By the way, you flatter me. I will be in my 50s when my kids start high school.
22-10-2012 19:38 #116Senior Member
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Re: Stay at home mum vs career mum
Genuine question, but what if neither the mum nor dad chose to work? So, if they were both financially independent?
That doesn't mean they would be sitting watching Oprah all day. It means they wouldn't have to work unless they wanted to and, instead, could pursue anything they wanted in life.
Would that make them bad role models too?
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22-10-2012 19:40 #117
I am busier now with the kids in school then I ever was when they were at home as babies/toddlers. I am parent helper 3 times a week, I always attend school assembly and help in the tuckshop. Then we have after school activities every day after school. And excursions etc. on top of that.
I have no intention of going back to work. I'm unsure why paid employment is an indicator of your worthiness as a role model. I don't intend on twiddling my thumbs - I have lots of ideas and plans I intend to spend a lot of time on. Working for someone else isn't one of them! And I have absolutely no doubt that this will not impact on my children's success at all.
22-10-2012 19:40 #118
I just really find the concept of financial dependency only being something looked down upon if it's dependency on your husband unbalanced. Never mind being dependent on an employer.
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22-10-2012 19:45 #120Senior Member
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Stay at home mum vs career mum
And the thing is, often times husbands are just as dependent as their wives who stay at home.
I have a close friend who left her husband and while she hasn't had an easy ride reeastablishing herself professionally, he has also struggled because all of a sudden on the days he has custody he is doing school pick ups and juggles. Even with after school care he has to have an absolute finish time at work.
Dependency isn't always a one way street.
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