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Give some examples on how do parents get a break from their children and how do children get a break from their parents?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Apr. 19, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • tak a pak of oreos in2 the bafroom lol

    Answer by Schnizzle at 12:00 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Consistent, early bedtime. My break is every night after they close their eyes!! Ahhhhhhhh . . . soooo nice . . . .

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:00 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Grandparents!!!!

    Answer by wendydays at 11:57 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Sending them to school is one.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:57 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • My kids will go to sports or other extra curricular activities, hanging at a friend's house instead of ours, going to the park or hanging in our yard on their own (I have 2 who are old enough to roam in the neighborhood.)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:02 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • On Friday nights, I let my daughters have a "sleepover" in one of their bedrooms. They bring their stuffed animals and watch a movie together. They've been doing this since they were approximately 4 and 6 years old. They'll stay in there for hours, just playing and watching DVD's. It's a special treat for them, and it frees my husband and I to watch our own movie or something downstairs.

    As far as a longer break, I guess you'd hope you have relatives close by who might take them for several hours, or an overnight at their house.

    Answer by vicesix at 12:02 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • It's more of a break than I want, but I go to work everyday.

    Answer by hootie826 at 12:03 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • I work two nights a week, my 4 year old goes to preschool two days a week, and every once in awhile my kids stay at my sister's or my mom's house. Also my kids go to bed around 9pm and my husband and I stay up until 11 or 12 so we have some time together. Very rarely my husband works late and I get to have some alone time.


    Answer by lilysmom2607 at 12:08 PM on Apr. 19, 2011