A "friend" asked if I was drop everything and go pick my child up from where they were at if they were crying for me. I said that it depends on the situation and that if I knew they were safe then I wouldn't. I went on to say that it is also good for the parents to have alone time. They told me that they find it hard to believe that I put my children first in everything if I would not drop what I was doing and run and pick them up if my husband and I were spending alone time together if the child just missed me. Does this make me a bad parent? I believe that couples need the alone time to reconnect, am I wrong?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by gramsmom at 8:48 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by momov4kids at 8:48 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
If he kids was crying for a long time and was not going to stop then yeah I would get them,but I agree all couples need alone time...need to "recharge their relationship battery" as my SO puts it lol...we can get so consumed with the everyday life of being parents that we forget about each other and that's never healthy.
Answer by happymama02 at 8:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Your not wrong at all. Couples do need alone time, its important not to forget about the marriage, happy parents equal happy children. Often its people who forget about their spouse and put everything into their kids who end up with a broken home as the marriage falls apart because its been abandoned. Thats just wonderful for the kids then isnt it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answer by Princess_s21 at 8:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
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