Re: Benefits of Cohousing for single parents
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 08:55:01 -0700 (MST)
In a message dated 03-01-06 10:14:29 EST, Sharon V. writes:

<< The problem may be better phrased as what is the ratio of adults to 
 that a community can handle comfortably.
 Is one to one comfortable? Two adults to one child? What? >>

That is probably a better way to phrase the problem, but there are other 
factors to consider.

For a long time I was part of an intentional community (not cohousing) which 
required me to do child care based on my gender.  In that case, a simple 
ratio (women to children) may have been enough.  However, some adults do not 
perform very well with children.  There are some who should be subtracted out 
of the equation, or included only as a fraction, not just because of work 
commitments, but also due to skill sets, preferences and life experiences.

Childless by choice, I, for example, will never again put myself in a 
situation where I am required to do child care.

Jan Ankney
Sunward Cohousing
Ann Arbor, MI
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