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1t5s: on stay-at-home parents

Women are still underrepresented in the workforce, they still earn less and they’re often the ones to stay home with the kids. Different incentives aim to change that, both to give dads more time with their kids through paternity leave as well as daycare facilities for mums returning to their jobs.

I just wonder where the kids are in all this. Is it in their best interest to have both parents work fulltime, be away from home all day, and have their parents feel guilty constantly?

I’m not sure that it is.

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2 thoughts on “1t5s: on stay-at-home parents

  1. I don’t know. This seems so dependent on the parents, their skills, resources, and support. As a teacher I worked with resourceful, resilient, socially skilled, happy children from single-parent homes, two working-parent homes, and one parent who stayed at home (on occasion, it was a dad) while the other worked. I also worked with unhappy, struggling children from the same situations.

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