Should parents sometimes take vacations without their children?

@mypigbox (2245)
China
February 14, 2007 9:24am CST
any experience from you?
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
I would be pretty upset if my parents, if I had parents, went without me. We take a vacation every year and our 21 year old son went every time. I just couldn't see us going without him, although it would have been nice a time or two. :)
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
16 Feb 07
In my life,i am centering my live around them.So i take my child wiht us during vacation and tour.If without the child,i will put all my thought on them.That is not good for us.When they are adult,we will do it by ourselves.
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I see your point here webmann. I would never in a million years go anywhere fun (like disneyworld or a waterpark)without the kids. Once in a while my husband and I go to a movie or motel(for one night) without them just for a short break. I couldn't be away from them for more than a day or two because I would miss them too much.
• Egypt
16 Feb 07
for me and my wife we can not do this without our son , really we trayed to do that but we can not
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
16 Feb 07
In traditional,children is parents central point.I know what you mean.I have the same experience like you.Even children will be a troublemake during the pleasure time,i can not go out without them.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Feb 07
My parents have taken holidays without me many times, and i love it. That leaves me home alone, the whole house for me, i can do what i want, no schedules and all that. I can make a party, etc. Obviously I don't think parents should do that if the children are little, but from like 18 on, why not, they're adult enough at that age to take care of themselves for a few days, at least i was at the time.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
16 Feb 07
That is what i think.Without parents,there is no limit for doing at home.And don't forget to clean the rooms before parents come back.
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think parents who take some time to go on a date without their children are smart. This gives them a chance to reconnect as a couple. Many parents find they are able to be more patient with their children if they take a short break from their parental responsibilities.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
16 Feb 07
That seems short break will make parents knowing children better.Although parents loved their children,they make some misconstrue.When they leave for severy days,they will do the responsibility well.
@bufu2u (445)
• China
18 Feb 07
No for me.I think it will let the children being independent without parends.At the same time parents are willing to grant the children some freedom that they demanded for themselves.In this way,a good relationship will be build between parents and children.