12 December 2015
“If a woman can’t stay at home with her kids, then maybe she just shouldn’t have them!”(Brennan). Heidi Brennan is a stay at home mom who believes if a woman were to have children, her number one priority should be to take care of her children and not have to worry about anything else. On the other hand there are other mothers who have no support and have to work to give their child or children what they need. Making the decision to stay home with your kids or join the workforce can be a difficult process. For a lot of parents it is damaging for them to be away from their kids for more than a few hours a day, and that is a big reason why we have stay at home moms. Research has demonstrated that the early relationship between infants and preschoolers is the foundation of all subsequent personality development. People say that children benefit from having a working mom. On the other side of this argument the stay at home moms believe that children do not do well with large separations of time. There are many issues to talk about when this topic comes up but the main issue is the way it affects the children. Moms should want to give their children more than they ever had so being a working mom would be a better path for their family.
In today 's society if you walk up to a women and ask what is her career, if the answer is I 'm a stay-at-home mom people might tend to look down on her, but if she is a working mom, they might ask, how do you do it all? This happens to many women and it makes it harder for them to choose between their children and work, leaving them second guessing (Business Week, 2000). But for the first time in 25 years the percentage of new moms re...
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...home moms but you do have to think outside the box sometimes and see where they are coming from. There is never a right path because the children are affected in so many different ways and that makes it harder for the moms to make a decision. Mothers have it harder than anybody else and they deserve a huge of amount of respect for what they go through whether they are a stay at home mom or a working mom.
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