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How many hours would you say your kids play independently each day?

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reesemom

Asked by reesemom at 7:36 PM on Jul. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • When they were little for an hour or or so sometimes.
    AdrianaS

    Answer by AdrianaS at 7:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Each day? at least 4 hours
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • When mine were little I was always playing with them and they wanted me to. Now they are getting bigger and playing with each other I don't know how to feel.
    reesemom

    Comment by reesemom (original poster) at 7:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • most of the day.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • 4 hours give or take
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 7:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I donno, it depends on the mood she is in, but most days i wouldent even say 1/2 hr..cause she always wants mommy to be around her while she is playing and wants mommy to play dollys with her!
    mommylisar

    Answer by mommylisar at 7:45 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Most of the day. The boys all fall on the autism spectrum and have no interest in playing with anyone. My daughter isn't on the spectrum, but has no friends within walking or bike riding distance. So she is stuck here too until her dad gets off work and I can drive her to a friend's house. I think they will all be happier once schoool starts again.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:47 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • 24/7/365 unless they are picking up or dropping off a child or Kitten is really bored and will drive over. Pumpkin can call me four or five times a day when she needs her mama. She lives 2.5 hours away
    mamak57

    Answer by mamak57 at 7:51 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Ha ...hours! She'll play by herself maybe 5-10 minutes at a time then she's back attached to my leg! lol She's only 2 though, so I don't really expect her to play alone anyway.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:27 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • My children spend about two hours (not consecutively) a day alone. My eldest (8) will go a little longer doing his thing without me. We have a family member we're fostering (she's 10),if she goes 10 min without interaction, I'm lucky lol.
    Austinsmom35

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 11:18 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

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