Daycare vs being home
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 11/23/2016
Thanks for the clarification, Jodi! Little sleep in my world this week...
Ok, so I agree with the others. If you are NOT working, and you are divorced, you need to pony up. Go to work. You need to support yourself. It's not his job to support you any more, you are divorced.
Ev - posted on 11/23/2016
There is nothing with a 4 year old in preschool or daycare. It is going to give her a chance to see what school could be like, let her learn social skills with her peers, learn a routine for the day, and also learn to deal with be separated from you. Your ex is right to a point as I can see it. I can see your point too. But the questions the other moms asked are point on. And with joint custody, you have to work together on things.
Dove - posted on 11/23/2016
4 is a good age for her to be in preschool... which would (should) be Monday through Friday anyway. Is daycare after preschool or instead of preschool (w/ a preschool program in it... I've heard of that). Why does he want her in daycare every day? Is it because you want her home instead of going to work? Do you just want her home w/ you on your days off and he is worried about disrupting her routine? Since the two of you have joint custody you are going to have to figure out a way to work together for all of that.... for the next 14 years. Have you sat down together to discuss it all and weigh the pros and cons for everyone involved?
Jodi - posted on 11/22/2016
Shawnn, it is the ex that wants the child in daycare.
My guess is that he is supporting you financially to stay home? Maybe he doesn't feel he should have to support you not working? If you had a job, his child support might be less, and it is fair that he expects you to work.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 11/22/2016
Ok, I guess I'm missing something. If you are divorced, you need to work, to support yourself, and contribute to the support for your child. I don't know many jobs that let you bring your kids, so therefore there needs to be a care plan in place.
If your ex wants you to stay home with the kids, is he going to fully support you as if you were still married?
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