Would you let a stranger watch your child?

@adonica (439)
United States
November 1, 2006 12:03am CST
Just curious what your opinion is on this subject. My sister refuses to put her kids in daycare or let anyone she doesn't know watch her kids.
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@pumpkinjam (5808)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 06
No. When my oldest son went to nursery, he only went half days to start with but that wasn't too bad because we'd met his teacher first and she was nice so that was fine. I still sometimes worry about him at school! I think I'm a bit less "clingy" with my second, I have thought about sending him to a nursery once or twice a week when he is two. I would never have done that with my first. He was nearly 4 when he started nursery. But even with my baby, I already go to playgroups run by the nursery I would send him to so I already know most of the people there quite well. I think your sister has done the right thing. It's better in every possible way for the children to be with her or with someone she knows and trusts.
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@adonica (439)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thank you for sharing :)
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• United States
1 Nov 06
oh absolutely not. Even in a day care you can go meet the workers to helpl you feel more secure. Do remember that just because workers have a back ground check done on them, it doesn't make them ok to be with your child. It has gotten really sad the past years.
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I totally agree with you. Thank you for sharing :)
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@kerryq2705 (8678)
• United States
1 Nov 06
No,definetly not. I wouldn't trust a stranger with my kids. I hardly ever have anyone watch my kids anyways but when I do its my mom and thats it. With this world the way it is I just couldn't and would not do that.
@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Great point. She will only let me and my mother watch them as well :)
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• India
1 Nov 06
hummer - child
absolutly no way. it is a risk tajing thing. dont let you child be in others hand
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for sharing :)
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@supriya82 (400)
• India
1 Nov 06
No ways i would never let a stranger come even close to my kids.
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for sharing :)
• India
1 Nov 06
my pleasure
@myklj999 (22264)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Nov 06
I have a hard time letting people I know watch my kids, let alone someone I don't know.
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for your opinion :)
@jess1874 (1021)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I dont have any kids but i wouldn't let them
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for sharing :)
• United States
1 Nov 06
This world is too dangerous of a place now to leave your children with a stranger. I know that some people have to use daycare and I hope that they only do it after extensive research and observation.
@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I agree..Thank you for sharing :)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I don't blame her so many things happen now adays even in the church. I am totally on her side with that issue. God Bless
@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for giving me your opinion :)
@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
1 Nov 06
It depends upon the individual abilit how he copes with the sitation. If the child feels uncomfortable in the day care don't send them to day care.
@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you :)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
dani filth - dani filth
no
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank You :)
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I applaud your sister . You can never be too careful with your children. They are the only ones you have, don't take chances with them. You don't get replacements.
@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I totally agree. but many people choose to put their children in day care so that's why I wanted to hear all points of views. Thank you for your opinion :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
1 Nov 06
No, I would not let a stranger watch my child. My children never went to daycare. I never let anyone I didn't know very well be alone with my children at all.
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@adonica (439)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you for your opinion :)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I hope I would never have to resort to that! If I did work outside the home I would arrange for family to watch them. If no family and I had no choice I would do a LOT of research on the Day Care and make sure I could stop by ANYTIME.. wow I dont like the idea myself.. :/