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Who should have more authority...?

If for whatever reason, mom and dad are not around, who should have the authority...?

Person A ~ Sister to the mom, aunt/nanny 5 days a week to the kids.

Person B ~ Wife to the dad, lives 3000 miles away because of the military and has the kids over the summer.

Both are suitable caregivers, and good people.

 

K... lets throw this in there... mom and dad are divorced.  Dad re-married.  Mom is working, dad and new wife are visiting but dad had to go somewhere.  Step mom and sister are left to care for the kids.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (17)
  • Person A ~ Sister to the mom, aunt/nanny 5 days a week to the kids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Person A
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:18 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • The sister. No more.
    khf22

    Answer by khf22 at 3:18 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • A
    iluvmykidsxoxo

    Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 3:19 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • The person that should have the authority is the one that the Mom and Dad decided would have the authority. And what type of authority are you talking about exactly?
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 3:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • im a bit confused about person b....if mom and dad are not arround then who is the wife to the dad?.....are mom and dad divorced?.....did mom become "not arround" first and did person B get custody? need more info to answer.....
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 3:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • A
    Misteh

    Answer by Misteh at 3:20 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • i think it would be your sister
    tammy372011

    Answer by tammy372011 at 3:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I would say the aunt. She most likely knows the kids better. She sees them day to day, sees all the changes, how they really react to things and I would think they are most comfortable with her. And just to add (I am assuming that this question is if both mom and dad somehow have died) the aunt would have stories/memories that the step-mom would not have to share with the children.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • It would be whomever the mom and dad both agree and who can be the most trusted.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 3:27 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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