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Women's Troubles

Denise67 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM
People like Mona Charen tend to promote the idea that the mom should be with the child because it's best for the child. Perhaps the child will do equally well with mother care or "other care" but the mother just feels better being with the child. Does the mom have to justify staying home with "it's best for the baby"? Why not say, "It's best for ME because I feel I need to be with my child during the day"?
AliveInHim Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:00 PM
A child's mother IS the one best qualified to raise him, barring abuse of course. I never shrank from telling women who were employed outside their homes that it was good for me too (the feeling that I was split into two different people was to much for me to take) but you know what? Each and every one of those ladies wished they could be home with their kids too, even on just a part-time basis.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 7:43 AM
I read an essay by a woman who took time out from her profession to raise her child. She was at home from the child's birth through toddlerhood. The marriage broke up. She found herself back in the paid labor market with her value have deteriorated. She wrote about mixed feelings about her time out of the labor market. She liked being with her child but the divorce made her economic situation crash. I think this shouldn't happen to SAHMs. Through alimony or a GI Bill for returning homemakers, staying home with the kids shouldn't be a choice leading to financial disaster.

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