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  • How do you handle the afterschool unsupervised free time?

    3 posts, 3 voices, 725 views, started Oct 12, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2008 by Molly Rosen

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    • Amethyst
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      I for one think it is ridiculous that high schools let the kids out at 2 PM and they all know their parents are usually working until 5 PM... those afterschool hours are the most unsettling hours for me, I don’t know about you ... how do you handle this?  How do you ensure your kids aren’t getting into trouble at this time of day?  

      And on a related topic, how do you control their internet usage?  Do any of you have spyware or parental controls that allow you to limit their online time?



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          Tami Williams wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • I so agree with you.  If your teenager is like mine they hate to get up and off to school at 7:00am and then afterschool they are everywhere before dinner.  My daughter is into school activities, (colorguard) so she is busy after school and then she works twice a week.  But my son is driving me crazy, he quit his job (who really knows why) and is just ‘hanging out’ afterschool.  I try to make contact with him around 3 or so (what would we do without cell phones) but I still worry about some of his friends.
          We do have spyware on our computer and the kids all share one computer, I have 4 kids, so it limits time for other things except homework, we have it set up in the familyroom so everyone who walks by can see what they are doing.
          Thats just what has worked for us, I hope it is of some help.



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          Molly Rosen wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • My daughter is in hockey, but that’s not a school thing, it’s a community association—so more often than not, practices are later in the day to accommodate parents’ work schedules.  (Not always, but usually.)  I wish she were involved in something else after school, or old enough to get a job—she’d really like to get a job, but she is only 14.



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