Do you think your kids should babysit and take care of their siblings?
So thinking about another post, I am seeing people speak of "It takes a village to raise a family." The term being used as to say, grandparents should be babysitters and siblings should be caring for the other siblings, cooking dinner, and so forth.
I do not agree with this in today's society. I agree with chores and responsibilities working as a team. I do not believe that siblings should be raising siblings.
What is even more ironic is, if a teenager gets pregnant, it is expected that everyone in the family to raise/help the teens baby. WTH?
In my household we are a very busy family. I just got home from clogging (early for once) but generally dont get home until 10 pm. We have clogging, groups, church, Girl Scouts, dates, family gatherings going on every week week after week let us not forget sports. There is no way I feel that my siblings should be raising and babysitting on a regular basis.
I have a teen eighteen and sixteen year old. I also have an eight year old. Neither of my teens are ever asked nor would I ever ask they take care of the little one. She is my responsibility and my child. I'm sorry if I had kids and chose to raise my own.
I don't need a damn village to get er done.