This bugs me so much and I happen to have 2 people in my life who do it !
My friend and my cousin are both mothers who do not watch their kids very closely... and when their kids get hurt they use the excuse that " they are good moms and so they let their kids be independent and sometimes they get hurt because of it " .... I am all for a child having independent moments... but to let a 16 month old child roam the house alone while you are on the computer or in bed - that is laziness not letting your child learn on their own.....
and when her baby has bumps and lumps and bruises and even bloody "booboos" ... I think it is time to stop letting him have so much "independence"...
and then there is my cousin who is a stay at home mom having money troubles ( on PA ) ...and then borrows money ( from me and other family members) so her kids can go to daycare 5 days a week so they can learn independence ?!!? ... I know some parents do send their kids to daycare or preschool for those reasons, but 5 days a week is crazy and also the fact that both of her kids are under 3 years old ( one just turned 2 and one is a little over a year )
Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Parenting Debate
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