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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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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16-05-2014 21:26 #627
Agreed Sonja. I helped raise three children when I was a nanny. And my parents have a huge part in raising my DD.
16-05-2014 21:28 #628
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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16-05-2014 21:31 #630
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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