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What can I do to ensure that my 4 year old will be well-cared for while I'm at work?

Been a stay at mom, I have not worked outside of the home for many years and now would like to go back to being independent. I have been looking for part-time work for almost a year in accounting, to general office work etc. I currently have a choice to accept a part time sales job at a retail store working mornings and evenings. As an anxious mother to a four year old boy, how can I ensure his safety and happiness while in the care of a father who has little patience and creative when it comes to child rearing? This is the same father who chose to carry our then 15-month old baby on a skateboard going downhill in the middle of the road. He has apologised and said it won't be repeated. He tends to not think for our children's welfare first, aside from little patience, he allows them to eat junk food, sleep way past their bedtime on a school night, watch tv for long periods, feeds them late, etc. Our 4 yr old is quite a challenge, he can try your patience but I've learned to be creative in distracting him so it's been smoother with me than with his dad. In his dad's care and this is when I'm in just another part of the house, I hear him cry more often, he gets yelled at or smacked in his behind often. Need your suggestions please.

Asked By: - 1/21/2013
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Maybe your husband could take a parenting class. It sounds like he IS impatient.
Answered By: Patricia - 1/21/2013
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