Re: Working Mothers
I have a friend who recently got separated...she was a career woman until her late twenties, when she had a child. She took time off work after having her son and decided to stay home after she developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Shortly after, she and her husband had another child. Well...
He wanted her to go back to work. She's partly disabled now, the RSD having spread to effect her right leg, but she enjoys staying home looking after her kids. Her husband went as far as to accuse her of 'faking it' so she didn't have to work. As I said, they recently got separated, and she still stays home looking after the kids. She's very happy despite the RSD, yet she cops constant flack for WANTING to raise her kids. That's a real flip side.
I think working mothers have a lot on their plate, so to speak, and if they don't have much support from their spouses life can be difficult. Women who go back to work after having kids are only to be admired; it's hard work and not an easy choice to make considering the attachment one would have to their kids, as well as dealing with the flack they will get from others.
Me, what I *love* to see is a guy who wants to stay home and raise his kids. It's kinda cool. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
As for what it does for kids, generally in Australia it is an accepted belief that kids in day care are more aggressive than ones raised at home, but are also more mentally developed than their counterparts. I think day care has its good and bad points, but it really depends on the day care. Day care centres vary immensely from centre to centre, and in different locations. Some daycare is fantastic, some is not, and it's the job of responsible parents to make sure if both parents work that the daycare is of a good standard. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">