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Old 05-22-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Why would both parents of young children (elementary school age) want to commute more than 30 min from the childrens' school? Seems like a bad idea to me. At least one parent should work in the same locale as the school.
I was thinking the same thing. They should live near where mom works (Northridge) and be prepared to go to private schools as soon as the kids are out of elementary.

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Why would both parents of young children (elementary school age) want to commute more than 30 min from the childrens' school? Seems like a bad idea to me. At least one parent should work in the same locale as the school.
Personal Choice. That's "why"
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Personal Choice. That's "why"
Thanks, Greatday, that is kind of the answer. Of course, we do not like the idea of having to do this. But we think that mom 40 minutes from school is better than daddy two hours from his office. I do not mind spending 4 hours in the car, but I really prefer to spend as much of that time as I can playing with my children.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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I was thinking the same thing. They should live near where mom works (Northridge) and be prepared to go to private schools as soon as the kids are out of elementary.
Hi Lsysayfair, thanks for your suggestions. Why do you think they should go to private school after elementary? Middle/high public schools are not good in the Valley?
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Hi Lsysayfair, thanks for your suggestions. Why do you think they should go to private school after elementary? Middle/high public schools are not good in the Valley?
No, they are not good.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Personal Choice. That's "why"

An iffy personal choice, I would say.

(How many times did you have to pull out one of your kids from elementary school unexpectedly during the day? I wouldn't think of being more than about 20 minutes away from my elementary child's school, including accounting for rush hour.)

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Old 05-23-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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An iffy personal choice, I would say.

(How many times did you have to pull out one of your kids from elementary school unexpectedly during the day? I wouldn't think of being more than about 20 minutes away from my elementary child's school, including rush hour.)
Yeah, me too.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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An iffy personal choice, I would say.

(How many times did you have to pull out one of your kids from elementary school unexpectedly during the day? I wouldn't think of being more than about 20 minutes away from my elementary child's school, including accounting for rush hour.)
People do what they have to do all the time.

You are a single parent - you don't have an "office" per se. You are on the road - what do you do? How about making arrangements with a neighbor or friend - etc.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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People do what they have to do all the time.

You are a single parent - you don't have an "office" per se. You are on the road - what do you do? How about making arrangements with a neighbor or friend - etc.

Well God Bless You with your complexifying arrangements. Sounds like carelessness or inexperience to me. The complexifying will bite you (that is, your kids) before the alternative will. Why insist that your kids bear the risk of complexity? You're some kind of Superman, with uncommon mastery over space and time? Gimme a break. (Unfortunately, I already know your style.) The kids are the priority, period.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Well God Bless You with your complexifying arrangements. Sounds like carelessness or inexperience to me. The complexifying will bite you (that is, your kids) before the alternative will. Why insist that your kids bear the risk of complexity? You're some kind of Superman, with uncommon mastery over space and time? Gimme a break. (Unfortunately, I already know your style.) The kids are the priority, period.
I agree with you: The kids are the priority. But, reality is, not everyone works in an office. Not everyone can be as close as you would be. Not everyone is married.

Not complexity at all - it is called, REALITY
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