How much time do you spend with your child in a day?
Whether you're a working mom, stay at home mom, or if your child is a baby or in school - how much time do you typically spend with your child in a day?
My husband and I are both able to stay at home because we both run businesses and have a farm. We also home school our two children. Because of this, we spend almost the full 24 hours of the day with our kids. We fill extremely lucky because of this and couldn't ask for a better situation.
Not nearly enough. I work Full time and my husband works 2 jobs. My kids are very self sufficient, but thats because they have to be which is sad. I can say that I try really hard to make the time I do spend with them quality. I make sure we talk about our day for atleast 30 min when I get home. Dinner is with no distractions. At night we for a 20 min " Wind Down" which is also distraction free.
Weekends we have Sunday Faily day, and if thats interupted, we always always have Family dinner at 6. No excuses unless your sick, and when that happens we all eat soup bedside together. The summer is fun, but the Winter is my favorite for family time. Its cold, so snuggling up to watch movies or play board games happens alot more frequently. I truly believe, its quality not quantity. You can spend 10 hours in the same room with your kids and not be with them for any of it. I make sure my time with them counts... and I hope they know how much I treasure it.
I spend every day with my son! and love every minute of it...
I am a stay-at-home mom that has two special needs children..My son is Autistic/Deaf/Non-verbal and my daughter is Deaf(but with hearing aides hears and speaks fluently,we forget she is deaf:)...My son is 10 and my daughter is 7. I feel that for my son and daughter to get the most out of life it is beneficial to spend alot of time with them doing activities at home and out in society.
I spend everyday all day with my daughter. The only time we're apart is if I'm in the bathroom
I spend about 3 hours a day with my daughter and my hubby spends about 2 hours with her on a typycal weekday. I spend all day Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with her. This is a great balance for our family I think cause I could not be a stay at home parent. Its such a tough job and I love my work too so this compromise works well. The only problem is we only get the grumpy hours, early morning and late evening!! Not fair!!! :)
22 Hours if we go to the gym, otherwise 24. Mamas boys. Woot! Woot! lol.
about 15 or more hours not including when shes sleeping....otherwise 24 hours
About 6 hours. 2 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evenings! i wish I could spend some more time but it's difficult being a full time employee and going to school in the evenings but somehow we manage.
i work 12 hour nights three days a week so i get to spend just about every day with my son. i do have to nap if i have to work the night before so he has to go to the sitter for about 4 hours 2 days a week but for the most part i am with him. his dad works days so when i leave for work he spends the evenings with him. i think its works out great because his dad and i get to spend most of our time with him but he still gets the interaction with other kids he needs from the sitters house.
My only child at home (2 years old) came after my youngest was 21. A real surprise. No matter how much your told time flies by, your really don't understand until your an empty nester. So I spend all my time with my child. She cooks with me, gardens with me and does household chores with me. I love every minute
I did spend every day all day with my 2nd old daughter, but now her daddy and I r not together and I have a job on the second shift so I don't see her as much as I'd like too
I spend all day everyday with my daughter. I would only get the rare occasion were I'm separated from her like maybe the odd night when I want to go out with my friends but even at that it's maybe only for 2 - 4 hours. I absolutely love it though and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Best job in the world!
I spend all day with my children because I am currently a stay-at-home-mom. Hubby spends about 12 hours with them typically. It works out!
I'm a stay at home mom but do a few hours of home flexible work when I can fit it in. I spend two hours before school - 6 to 8am, 2 hours after school - 12 to 2pm, then after nap we spend the rest of the afternoon together till bedtime - 4 to 8pm. I would say at least two hours out of those 8 are doing something fun together. In school holidays we spend the whole day together, minus nap time when i cram in work then and when he's in bed at night. My son is 3 1/2 . He spends about 3 hours with his dad too each evening after he finishes work and we are all together.
I spend roughly 3 to 4 hours a day with them and usually 12-14 on the weekends.
I homeschool my daughter so we are together almost 24/7 and I wouldn't change a thing about it. She sometimes spends time with her grandmother, but it's me the majority of the time.
I am a stay at home to two (18 & 5) and I am with them 24/7. My first husband past away due to cancer, so no break there. My current husband works all the time, if he's not working then he's home with the kiddos too. My in-laws live far away from like a 24hour drive and my mom passed away in 2008, so no help from anyone! I love being with my kids and would not trade this time for anything...there is no place I'd rather be.
All day every day... I homeschool and work from home. But I'm very busy with all of that and don't get much "playtime" with them.
During the school year 5 awake hours a day. During the summer and school vacation 12-15 awake hours a day.
24/7...I am a SAHM & we co-sleep so she's even in bed with me....
My kids are 9, 8, 6, and 5. I am with them 24/7, because I homeschool them all.
I am a stay at home mom and with the exception of the 1 and a half hour babysitting the YMCA offers they are always with me. The only people that babysit on occasion is the kids grandparents and that's far and few between.
Im with my boys 24 hrs a day. My husband gets home late each evening. We switch reading stories to each. My little one come in at about 3am. I know this time will pass quickly, but Id like a break just a couple hours a week, at least.
A more interesting question may be "How much time do we spend engaged in some activity wth our kids?"
I am a stay at home mom. My sons are 1, 2, and 8. My oldest is in school during the school year obviously, but otherwise I am with them 24/7. My husband sees them for a few hours after work before bed and on weekends. They have never been to a sitter, only family.
My daughter is two and I am the main one to care for her. Her father, of course, watches her sometimes, as does her grandparents and aunts and uncles. But I spend the majority of the days with her, so about 10-12 hours each day.
i spend approx 2 1/2 hrs a day during the weekdays. then i spend all day Saturday and 3/4 of sunday with her. I'm a full time single working mum. with no support from anyone. its tough and i beat myself up as i would like more time with my kid