Good point, Anon.
the way the world is now, you NEED to have a close relationship with your children, and you cannot have that if someone else is being their mother day -to-day. (Or worse yet, NO one is being their mother.
Even in High School it is such a risk to cut off the daily relationship. Kids' ideas about right and wrong, their ideals, are formed during High School. Nowadays they get too much input from TV and from other kids, this gets in the way of developing compassion or maturity. I would not step out of their world and completely turn them over to these other influences.
at 5:26 PM on Mar. 3, 2009