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General Chat Thread, How many of you have children? in General; Originally Posted by GrumbleDook A darling girl ... getting close to 3 years old. And I am pretty sure that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    A darling girl ... getting close to 3 years old.

    And I am pretty sure that collectively we are all Dads ... I have always considered EduTech to be the son we all try to make sure doesn't turn out like us!
    Aww it's so nice to see you all care so much about me, to be fair considering I've been in this community for pretty much my entire career you've not all done a bad job of bringing me up eh? :-)

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    A daughter who was 14 3 weeks ago.

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    none that im aware of
    and no gf for the past 4 years now but hay i have bikes they be my kids and mates thats all i need
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    Here's a question to all parents out there.

    If both parents are workers and your child minder is ill, what is your employer like? Would you take your little one to work?

    The reason I ask is that I had to bring my daughter, who is 18 months, in and may have to again tomorrow. Work 'seem' ok about it. I'm in for most of the day, or not at all.

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    None here.

    Edit: posted in correct thread
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    Re: How many of you have children?

    Sippo....when working I had to take a days holiday or use any time owed to look after my little one. Wasn't great but Mrs and I took turns in doing so.

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    As for Childcare - the wife works nights so there is always one of us at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Sippo....when working I had to take a days holiday or use any time owed to look after my little one. Wasn't great but Mrs and I took turns in doing so.
    But I'm the only person here, but I am more than happy to take leave. Surely me being in is better than not?

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    Re: How many of you have children?

    You would think so but many places get annoyed.

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    Local negotiation required. Your employer may decide that H&S or other reasons make it not practicable to have a pre-schooler in your place of employment.

    When working in industry with pre-schoolers, I had to take leave. When working in school, it depended. Sick kids meant I stayed at home with them, but being part time, I was allowed to make the time up.

    When my childrens' schools were closed and mine was open, I could bring them in. By the age of 8 or so I could give them useful jobs to do to keep them out of mischief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    You're wrong. Some of us feel like eduMums... as if our own sons weren't enough!
    Oh yeah. Many edugeeks are around the same age as my sons, (22 and 24) and, not only that, so are some of the suppliers (looking at you, @Millgate !)

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    I have a boy who is 5 weeks old. Little terror.

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    Daughter, 16 - only see her at weekends

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    (step)daughter @ 11, son @ 15 weeks old.

    I'll not say how easy a time I'm having with the latter, it'll only get me neg-repped!



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