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I have never been away from my son for more than 5 hours straight, ever.

I sincerely am impressed with women that can. I can't do it. I miss him so much and just worry the whole tme!

by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM
My husbands aunt has been taking the kids over night since they were a year old, sometimes they go for the whole weekend. They are 7 & 9 and it is nice to have a break now and then. I trust his aunt so it doesn't bother me to have them there for a night or two.
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by spitfire_bobbie on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I think that changes things a lot. I couldn't do it with ease if I didn't have so many people that I loved and trusted in my life. I can understand how that would make it difficult to relax and have fun.

Quoting mamabear55:

that's great! we have no family her and nobody understands how to treat his autism really

Quoting bmw29:

Maybe but ds was 2 when his father and I got married and we went on a 5 day cruise and left him with family. It's never really bothered me but we have a large family and a great group of friends and I know that they all love him and would protect him with their lives. 

Quoting mamabear55:

 He's only 3 which i'm sure plays a big part in it

Quoting bmw29:

How old is he? My son is almost 12 and I homeschool so when I get some time away from him I love every second of it. 

by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM
No we don't always feel that sad. I love my kids but I also need to provide for them. It's still called parenting

Quoting mamabear55:

 I'm sorry. Kids love interaction with other people though. I think it's just us mama's that feel sad, lol

Quoting SAnders224:

I work 12 hour shifts so I'm away from dd for about 13 hours straight. It sucks but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.


by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM
It's healthy for your child to have interaction with others when your not around. Teaches them coping skills.
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by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM
I have three kids 10,8,2. I've been a SAHM for the past decade. I've attended every single softball game, football game they've cheered in, every school play, doctors appointment, parent teacher conference and so on. I make home cooked meals over 90% of the time upwards of three times a day. I have absolutely no guilt about taking a long weekend trip with my husband while I know the kids are happily getting some great bonding time with grandma and grandpa. Keep in mind, just as parents need a little alone time away from the kids, kids need a little space and alone time away from mom and dad.
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by Emerald Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM

As he gets older that I'll probably change.

by Sapphire Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM

 You've got to relax. My parents will sometimes have my kids all day. They go to daycare and school. They'll spend the day at their cousins. I'm fine because I know THEY ARE FINE and having fun. ;)

by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM
Hey I can only last 30 minutes so you're doing better then me.
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by Ruby Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM
I was like that with ds until he was about 4. I didn't want to be away from him longer than a few hours.

Dd is a year old and I have a tough time being away from her lol. I know what you mean, OP.
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by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:05 AM

It's easier when the people you leave them with love them and care for them like they would their own. I have no problem letting my little ones stay with my parents. They care for them like I do. I do miss them the whole time and am thrilled to get them back. But I know it's important for them to have other healthy relationships other than with just me.

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