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If you have more than one child....

Do you allow family members to take one child somewhere but not the other, Is that even fair?


Asked by Rachel24517 at 1:59 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • Yes, the need time on their own with Mom or Dad.. It can't always be a group thing and down the road, one kid will get invited to a bday party and the younger one won't. It's helps them to deal with this stuff.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 2:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I can only do that if 1 is napping or out with hus. - My 2 gilrs are close in age so I would never let 1 go and not other. Yesterday my Mom took 1 out shopping with her - only cuz the other was napping. I have an older boy who could care less.

    Answer by bristle3kids at 2:02 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I gives me one on one with 1 of mine or vise versa as well as with, for me its usually Nana. they take #3 is on the way, I'm sure he'll be in rotation eventually.

    Answer by Kerinmomof2 at 2:02 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • My kids are only 4 and 2, there are lots of things my 4YO can do that my 2YO can't so yes, she does things w/o her brother. I also refuse to grocery shop with my 2YO, so usualy we make that girl's thing and I just take my DD4 =)

    Answer by gramsmom at 2:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yes, but my children are 6 years there's not too much sibling competition yet. My daughter is 2 and my son is 8. Sometimes my mom or MIL will take my son somewhere but not my daughter cause where ever they're going isn't age appropriate for her since she's only 2).


    Answer by momjoy1027 at 2:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yes. It gives each child some special time where he is the center of attention and treats. But the other then gets his own time.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yes, but we don't live near family so it's not really an issue. But each kid deserves both one on one time with family and with their parents.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 2:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yes, they need their own time with that person..

    Answer by Dannee at 2:22 PM on Apr. 21, 2009