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Thread: Stay at home dads.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    In our circle of friends there is a stay at home dad. When we go to party's he ends up with the women talking about kids instead of with the men talking about everything else, I find it kind of weird. I tried talking to him once about something and as his eyes glazed over some woman walked by with a baby and he just sorta walked off and started talking to her.Takes all kinds I guess.
    So are you assuming that all stay home dads are like this guy that you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the woman is the bread winner then sure it is acceptable for the man to stay at home.If one partner makes enough to support the whole family then it doesn't make any sense for both people to work.
    That was my point with my "suffering poor" statement
    If you were able to afford cell phones cable and game systems out side of income tax checks then y I wouldn't consider you poor. While I had thoes thing growing up I also had times of Kraft dinner (and just dinner) 3 nights in a row and had the heat shut of in the middle of winter.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I put yes...25 yrs ago I would have put a firm NO...my family doctor is a female, she has 4 kids and her husband works part time in the office doing the books, hes an accountant and he works full time taking care of the kids.....not a think wrong with that in my present opinion. Aside from that anything that a husband and wife agree too is all good right ?

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I don't know what you do for a living (nor do I care); but I would tell you that your experience is not necessarily the norm from what I have seen. There is only so much time in the day. The company I work for at times requires me to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; sometimes at locations that are not within communiting distance of my home. That is not conductive to being the primary care-giver for a child as well as working. Not everyone has the capability of working from home.
    I do not know what the "norm" is, I have prioritized my life in this way.

    I have given up the socialization that a work environment would have afforded and there is a measure of isolation that comes with being a male in a world that is rife with females and very few, if any, males. It simply is a trade off for me, nothing more, and I would not have it any other way. On the flip side I have a "hands on" perspective of where my son is academically and socially. I can watch his development and the relationships he is building. He sees me cook, food shop, sew and take care of professional situations. He sees me in almost all of the roles I fulfill in my life. These are the life lessons he is learning, it is through my example rather then my words that he gets his information of what my definition of a responsible man is. As far as I am concerned this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing right at this point in my life and his life. There will come a time when he will move on and I can only hope that remembers these times and uses them as while he forms his own definition of what a man is and what a man does.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    A house divided against itself cannot stand, Freedom. One cannot put 100% into raising a child AND 100% into doing something else (like a career). Unless you're a siamese twin, that's 200% and it just doesn't work. I'm not suggesting that you pawn your kid off on the daycare industry. I'm suggesting that the proper parent stay home with the children and raise them.
    The proper parent? BWhahaha you're funny. 200% is what any good parent puts into their children. That is the commitment that one makes when they have children. Look at it this way childcare costs a parent a certain amount of hours of work to pay for it. That same amount of time can be spent more wisely by one parent just staying with their children. Well unless one thinks its ok to let underpaid people care for their children. Personally I do not trust any childcare provider with the job. Plus like I said I am here anyways, which makes me the proper parent to be at home.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    So are you assuming that all stay home dads are like this guy that you know?
    I guess I am, fair point.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    The proper parent? BWhahaha you're funny. 200% is what any good parent puts into their children. That is the commitment that one makes when they have children. Look at it this way childcare costs a parent a certain amount of hours of work to pay for it. That same amount of time can be spent more wisely by one parent just staying with their children. Well unless one thinks its ok to let underpaid people care for their children. Personally I do not trust any childcare provider with the job. Plus like I said I am here anyways, which makes me the proper parent to be at home.
    FFA, I'm all for one parent staying home with the kids while the other one works.... so long as it's the right parent staying home and the right parent working.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    In our circle of friends there is a stay at home dad. When we go to party's he ends up with the women talking about kids instead of with the men talking about everything else, I find it kind of weird. I tried talking to him once about something and as his eyes glazed over some woman walked by with a baby and he just sorta walked off and started talking to her.Takes all kinds I guess.
    Sounds like he's a playa. Bitchez love men who're good with kids.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    ..particularly alpha males!
    Actually a true alpha male would have no problem with that (see: lions).

    Only an insecure pussy who defines his manhood based on projecting an image rather than basing it on substance would have a problem with it.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    But but your prospective president wants mothers to work or lose benefits.

    Mitt Romney: Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside Home Or Lose Benefits | Digg Topnews

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