Us stay at home mums should be appricated!

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Sarah - posted on 04/13/2016

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Helen, soccer is fine for tots,my own kids played it from 4 years on. They need cleats and shin guards. That is one thing about soccer; it is affordable. In the US it is common to put kids under 6 in a pee-wee football league; this would be American football, complete with helmet, shoulder pads, chest pads etc. The AAP and CDC have both given statements that the cervical spine of such a young child is not developed to tolerate the weight of the helmet. That was my confusion. Soccer, I personally think is a great choice, it's cheap, your kid runs around and everyone gets to play.

Helen - posted on 04/13/2016

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Hello!
I am pretty sure that soccer is OK for 4 yo, especially if coach is there. I don't know, maybe there is some protective equipment for soccer as well.

Sarah - posted on 04/10/2016

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Got it thanks, it really doesn't help when OP are edited, or there are multiple threads!

Jodi - posted on 04/10/2016

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Sarah, I think she felt judged by myself and Michelle in her other post where we indicated her husband was just an asshole if he didn't appreciate her and that it wasn't all stay at home mums who are unappreciated, etc, etc. We pretty much suggested she work on her relationship if that's how she felt. Noone actually told her to LEAVE her partner, but I did suggest to her that if her partner thought he could do things better maybe she could leave him with the kids for a couple of days and go away for a break.

Sarah - posted on 04/10/2016

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C.ok- Too be clear I did two things;
First wished you a good day off, and second I voiced a concern, that as a mother and a nurse is valid. When I realized you were talking about what we call soccer, I apologized for my assumption- so where is any of that was judgement or criticism?

Kara - posted on 04/08/2016

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You're welcome..

But hey this is odd, I don't see my post anymore. Was it removed bc too controversial?

C.ok - posted on 04/08/2016

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Ok thank you for that information.
I can't say I know much about American football so it's a good insight .

Kara - posted on 04/08/2016

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Yup I'm seeing them now!
You're welcome.

I was actually in the middle of typing a moderately long response when our electricity went out for about 10 minutes. I'm gonna get back to rewriting it!

C.ok - posted on 04/08/2016

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Sorry if these post are not going to you individualy as I said I'm still working out how to use the site. Xx

C.ok - posted on 04/08/2016

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Thank you that's really nice post.
I was abit off a bable to be honest no questions.
Yea the other users posted thought I think I was in America sending my son to American football at the age of 4years.
But it's just soccer as they would say a very junior not contact or matches soccer.
But really all i wanted share was sometimes I need some time to myself at home.
So I was gonna set kids up with things I know they can happy play by them selves of course not our of sight but in the front room with me.
As I run around alot taking them to play groups , football pre school ect.
That I think a day at home with there toy's was a nice break.
Unfortunately I did share my husband thinks he'd mange task better than me and caused and uproar. So I leave that bit alone.
But nice to know I'm not alone in feeling things can be over critical on here some times.

Kara - posted on 04/08/2016

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Sorry you had a bad experience here. People judge all the time and don't realize what they are doing is wrong. I didn't see the original post but from the comments it seems like there was a cultural linguistic misunderstanding over American Football vs Soccer (European Football).. What was your original question? I'd be happy to help.

Shootingstar9619 - posted on 04/08/2016

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My sisters kids started American football at age 8 and wrestling at age 6. So if your kid is enjoying running around and learning coordination and how to throw a spiral more power to you!

C.ok - posted on 04/08/2016

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American football ?
We're in England it's just a playfully skill base non contact sport.
No match games.
Just learning new skills like drilling a ball round cones and kicking balls in the net etc.

I think this site is a little confusing to be honest.
Coz no one actualy no's each other yet everyone's life is criticality judge as if the next person has the correct answer.
I wasn't looking for advice on my relationship to be honest that's my buissness to handel.

I honestly just wanted to relate to few mums who might be rushed of there feet as I am trying give my kids the best and maybe see some ideas on how to keep fresh mind by having a moment to yourself while still taking care for the kids.
My idea was to let them have some self play toys while i take a moment.
I really wasn't expecting ,Wat felt like an attack on the activities my son dose or how his dad is nt the most understanding of partners.
I realise it's not a place to share but to be judged.

I'm mean telling someone to leave there partnew.
I think personaly is poor advice on judgement of one post.
I agree my heading may have been abit strong and confirmed my mistake earlier in text . To say I haven't' quite got to grips on the way the post is set. And there for dont know how to change it.
And it was kinda of a first draft heading as such.
I deleted my post as i realise there is no privacy control on this atall.
So I wish all the best.
I no nothing of all of your life's and I dont feel qualified to judge without your full stories or unless unless i was ask of my opinion on a personal matter.

So maybe it's not a site for me.
Or maybe I approached it in the wrong way.
But im new to this and will have a look around see if there is some positive motivating chats that I can be involved.
Everyone has there problems unless they need help Im no one to make comment or judge.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2016

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@ C.oki Why did you delete your whole post? It makes the responses nonsensical. I am probably mistaken in my assumption of American football. Honest error.

Jodi - posted on 04/07/2016

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It might also be like Aussie Rules football - very young kids start this as a non-contact sport. It's very common to see kids this age play football of some code in Australia - they are very modified programs beginning with ball skills.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2016

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If we are mistaking soccer for American football, then my apologies. I work in the second largest school distract in my state and football is not even offered until junior high. If your child is suited up for American football, then that is my issue. My kids are far from fragile waifs and all of them participate in multiple sports. However, I did my research and the sports with the highest concussion and neck injury rates, I deemed not appropriate for my kids.

C.ok - posted on 04/07/2016

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I think ur confused are you saying you don't let your child kick a football around?
This a non contacted fun session where kids can learn football skills and interact.
It's great group bonding for children and exercise.
There using children size footballs .
I'm sure if was a health risk it wouldn't be run by schools.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2016

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If you look into the research, the cervical spine of a child that age can be injured even by the weight of the helmet.

C.ok - posted on 04/07/2016

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Is actually a class for 3-6 years old.
So he's not the youngest and belive me there are 3 classes full of kids half filled with ones his age and younger.
I took him for just over a month as him and his brother are the only children in my family that live in our town and a lot of my friends live abroad now so we don't find many kids to play with his age other than going to to clubs or pre school.
So its a way of him getting some exercise and interaction with kids his age.

Sarah - posted on 04/06/2016

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Enjoy you day off! The only comment I really have is why on earth is your 4 yo in football?

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