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Just saw this on a blog - leaving kids in the car to do school work. Agree, disagree?

You're a homeschooling mom, you've had trouble finding time to get to the gym. To remedy this, you bring your kids to the gym with you and have them do workbooks for an hour, in your van, while you're at the gym.

The kids are five and seven.

I strongly disagree.

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Asked by FreeForAll at 4:26 PM on May. 28, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • ummm if you park by the gym window and watch them from the treadmill maybe? Buuuuut no probably not.

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:27 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • No way. First, it's dangerous. Second, it's illegal

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 4:29 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • Heck no, in most places that's against the LAW! Why couldn't the kids go in and sit quietly while mom worked out? Why did they HAVE to stay in the van?

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 4:29 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • 9:30 - Leave for the gym; kids work on Spelling and Phonics workbooks in the van
    10:30 - Drive home from the gym; kids finish Spelling and Phonics workbooks (if necessary)


    Comment by FreeForAll (original poster) at 4:30 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • That's dumb. They need to be in a place where the temperature is regulated and obviously supervised. There are places like the Y that do drop in care for kids of all ages.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:31 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • NO WAY

    Answer by Blessed_mom1102 at 4:31 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • Nope, that's a dumb idea.

    Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 4:33 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • HELL NO! WTF kind of idiotic parent would do that!

    It's all about her!

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 4:33 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • she should not be homeschooling if she cant devote the time needed, IDIOT!

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 4:47 PM on May. 28, 2012

  • Lol I think we're reading this wrong. She does state she'd like to make better use of driving time, so I think she means the kids do the workbooks on the way there. She doesn't say while they wait an hour in the van! Lol. Plus she does mention the heat, and about having them play outside early, so obviously hot weathet is a factor for her lol. I honestly just think it was misread!

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 4:51 PM on May. 28, 2012

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