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    1. 2 years of age is when most 'working' (as in outside the home) parents go back to work by. It's when kids start to benefit more from socialization and when my work places start to clamp down in post mat leave options.

    2. Does the government pay you to stay home and home school?

    With 1 in mind, if the answer to 2 is yes I can see where your sister is coming from. As society has sort of set that expectation that by the age of 2 parents are back to work or getting on with their self funded stay at home career.

    I still think your sister sounds like she was being a bit of a cow about it. Maybe jelous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    1. 2 years of age is when most 'working' (as in outside the home) parents go back to work by. It's when kids start to benefit more from socialization and when my work places start to clamp down in post mat leave options.

    2. Does the government pay you to stay home and home school?

    With 1 in mind, if the answer to 2 is yes I can see where your sister is coming from. As society has sort of set that expectation that by the age of 2 parents are back to work or getting on with their self funded stay at home career.

    I still think your sister sounds like she was being a bit of a cow about it. Maybe jelous?
    I don't get paid to stay home and specifically homeschool. I get family tax benifit.
    I was working in a cafe 2 half days before my 2 year old was born. Before I got pregnant I used to work one night a week at the local RSL too.

    She could be jealous. But then again her partner earns a good income. She even told me "I don't need to go back to work because D earns enough for both of us" she's got a 2 year old and expecting their second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeschooling4 View Post
    I don't get paid to stay home and specifically homeschool. I get family tax benifit.
    I was working in a cafe 2 half days before my 2 year old was born. Before I got pregnant I used to work one night a week at the local RSL too.

    She could be jealous. But then again her partner earns a good income. She even told me "I don't need to go back to work because D earns enough for both of us" she's got a 2 year old and expecting their second.
    Wow. Missed the bit where she has kids.

    Could be guilt as she feels the need to go back to work?

    Some people prefer to be at home with the kids. Some people peefer to be at work (or have to be). It is rude to judge anyone on whether they stay home or go to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeschooling4 View Post
    If you're a sahm and somebody said to you "so you're only staying home because the government pays you"
    How would you feel? What would you say?
    I'd tell them to get stuffed!! None of their business really if somebody is a sahp or not. And just because someone is a sahp doesn't mean they are receiving or cleaning up from benefits anyway.

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    Default Rude?

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    Last edited by yadot; 17-04-2016 at 14:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    1. 2 years of age is when most 'working' (as in outside the home) parents go back to work by. It's when kids start to benefit more from socialization and when my work places start to clamp down in post mat leave options.

    2. Does the government pay you to stay home and home school?

    With 1 in mind, if the answer to 2 is yes I can see where your sister is coming from. As society has sort of set that expectation that by the age of 2 parents are back to work or getting on with their self funded stay at home career.

    I still think your sister sounds like she was being a bit of a cow about it. Maybe jelous?
    I think that could be a bit of a generalisation, everyone I know, including me went back to work when their kids started school or pre school

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    Does your partner work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Does your partner work?
    Yes he does.

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    I think she was rude in the way she said it, but i also think it is important to acknowledge if you are getting govt assistance or rebates that help you to stay at home. I acknowledge govt assistance that assists me to go to work ie childcare rebate for 3 children. Couldnt work without the rebate. Big thanks to the govt and taxpayers for that.

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    I think there is no better or more imlortant job in the world than being a sahm or sahd.

    If you choose to stay home for the sake of your children i think that makes you a great person

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