Helpers, parental choices and the CCP... Three topics to rile up the commentariat of GeoExpat
Did I mention that communist work units on the mainland provide no-cost childcare to free mothers up to contribute to society?
Last edited by GentleGeorge; 27-11-2020 at 12:17 PM.
My wife used to do childcare up until a few years ago. The vast majority of it was pre and post school before the parent or parents returned from work. For some it wasn’t a lifestyle choice it was a necessity and a significant bite out of their wage.
For us it was actually a master stroke. Wifey trained and started it after our kids went to school and I swear it was brilliant for our kids too. My wife loved working with kids. I was a bit worried at first but one of the best things we did and we have lifelong parent and mostly grown up children friends as a result.
I lived and worked in and around London for well over 25 years. Anyone that I came into contact with that had anything other than child care was rich enough not to need to work and probably also the sort of parent that would send their kids off to boarding school at the earliest opportunity. These are not normal people who raise families and live through the fun, the pain, the joy the heartache. We should actually consider neutering such offspring at birth. Give it a couple of generations and we’ll just have normal families
I guess I'm lucky I decided not get a full time helper in HK during the 12 years I lived there raising 2 kids. Now I left HK I can 'survive' much easier than the rest of you arsewipes since I have nothing to miss
How would you even know which is better if you didn't try both?
If you think of the world and your options as static rather than dynamic your mind is.. erm.. paved with shit?
Their place of residence may have changed, but their mentality has not.