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To think you shouldn't go on Big Brother if you have children

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Garcia10 Fri 15-Aug-14 23:35:34

Watching the final show tonight and have just found out that the winner, Helen, has a son. Firstly, I've been watching it reasonably regularly and she hasn't mentioned him once!

Secondly, how can she leave him for ten weeks to go on a reality show?! Admittedly, I work away sometimes but never more than one week at a time. It is difficult and we (husband and daughter) find it hard but it is a necessity. Going on Big Brother isn't!

Finally, her behaviour on the show has been awful. The way she spoken to and treated other people is appalling. How could you let your child see this? Which undoubtedly he either has already or will do in the future.

Whiskwarrior Sat 16-Aug-14 00:22:57

A friend of my DD has gone to Poland for the whole six weeks of the school summer holiday. Another friend of DD (at primary school) used to do the same thing every summer from about the age of 6.

I think (from other Polish/Eastern European people I've spoken to) that it's quite common for Eastern European people who move here to have their children go home to grandparents for the longer school holidays and that it benefits everyone involved.

My own DS (9) has literally spent one weekend of the summer holiday with me so far. He'll be back next weekend for the final week but has otherwise been with his cousin back in Birmingham/Wales. He's happy, with one of his best friends in the world, having a whale of a time. We miss him, but it's not forever.

Having children does not freeze you/them in a bubble forever, never to be separated!

revealall Sat 16-Aug-14 00:25:20

What's the point of telling our children not to put anything on Facebook or whatever that could be detrimental when clearly you can earn stacks of cash from being horrible ( as long as you're good looking).

No problem with average people trying to get along in a house with other average people and winning money if they make it through. Just the idea that being fame hungry, having to look a certain way and being relentlessly bitchy wins you lots of money is anything we should have children aspire to.

DogCalledRudis Sat 16-Aug-14 08:35:58

Lots of people send children to boarding schools with very best intentions... How's that different?

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