I couldn't have said it better.Originally Posted by queenb;2424342;
Yes, parents need outlets. We are better parents when we do have other adult outlets, but come on, going out doing drugs one week after you give birth even if the child is with someone else that is "responsible"? Maybe a better outlet would have been to go out with a friend to dinner or a cup of coffee or even a movie.
Partying and doing drugs is a behavior risk that could potentially affect the child. What if the mother was arrested? Drove impaired and had an accident? What happens to her child then?
No my life didn't stop when I had a child, but I did look at how my behavior might affect my child's life and me partying was not in my child's best interest, but me having time out with my friends in a socially responsible manner did do me a lot of good and make me a less stressful parent. If you have to revert to drugs and partying to relieve stress, there are other issues that need to be dealt with.