Aparantly commuting and having a childminder damages your children.
I'm sick of society telling me what I either am doing wrong or will do wrong in the future.
I know, its pathetic. DH just text in to say that the working week should be decreased and that nowadays we can't afford to be at home so we have no choice.
I don't envy any parent having to juggle long hours at work, commuting, child care, kids and mortgages. Its not an easy life.
Don't let it piss you of gogo
I re-read my post and it didn't come across well.
What I was trying to say is that modern living is very difficult and very stressful, and sure, while its grand for someone to go on the Late Late and say all these things, its not the reality for lots of couples.
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Don't worry about it gogo...
Everyone has to do what they have to do to get along. I firmly believe it is about quality time, not quantity. It's what you do with your kids when you are together that's important.
Everyone has to do what they have to do to get along. I firmly believe it is about quality time, not quantity. It's what you do with your kids when you are together that's important.[/quote:sd6ihfm0]
do you something nantes, I couldnt agree more with you there. we always make sure that we spend time with kids at the weekends and they get their stories at bedtime and we chat about their day in school in the evening.
its always can give a child a good aspect on life, knowing that they have to work when they grow up.
[quote="gogogirl":2dvdmhgt]Aparantly commuting and having a childminder damages your children.[/quote:2dvdmhgt]
I'd say I'm rocking the boat on here when I say I totally agree that long commutes to work and childcare most likely [b:2dvdmhgt]do[/b:2dvdmhgt] have more of a negative impact on our children than a positive one. (there are positives too though dont get me wrong)
Im using a childminder, and DS will be full time with her in 2 months so I do not have anything against working mums but it would be unrealistic to think that leaving children with another caretaker would be a fully positive experience for them. DS is beginning to become aware when I leave the room and it isnt pleasant for him to see his mummy disappear out the door for a day. The way life is now its not worth getting upset about features like this on shows. We all know that it isnt the best solution for our children so it means that quality time really does become quality time like Nantes says and you just try your hardest to make your little ones feel secure and loved in the time you get along with them.
FFS! That is so annoying.
In fairness David Coleman didn't seem to be criticising parents, rather the way modern Ireland has ended up and the fact that parents mostly don't have a choice about the long hours and the commute. He was pointing out that it can be really hard for parents to have quality time with their kids if everyone gets home late and there's still washing to do, etc. He was trying to give some pointers on how parents can still make quality time for their kids even with a hectic schedule. In the end he said it's about being good enough as nobody can be the perfect parent. He's very much on the side of parents and families from what I've seen of him, offers only constructive criticism.
well maybe if house prices werent so firggin high people wouldnt have to commute