In today’s world women find themselves and their choices they make under much scrutiny. “With more women currently in the workforce than ever before, fewer children are being raised by stay-at home mothers and more are spending prolonged hours at childcare facilities” (Working Mothers: Cognitive and Behavioral Effects on Children, P75) This is a drastic change from women who were taught that their job in life was to raise their children at home. Today these women are the minority and there has been research in which their children do not benefit from them being home. This is a great change from when people thought children of stay-at-home mothers thrived in that environment. “In the United States today, more than half of mothers with young children work, compared to 30 percent in the 1970’s” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999).
Nevertheless there is still much argument over whether mothers should stay at home, or work. Over time many studies have shown the advantages of having a stay at home mother as well as disadvantages of having a working mother. Although most people believe that the negative out ways the positive many studies have proven that children of employed mothers are equally affected. According to David Pelcovitz, Ph. D In recent years, Mothers working full time employment has risen, mothers working outside of the home have become part of the norm in the United States.
In life you don’t learn a lot when everything is constantly being handed to you. Children who are raised by stay at home moms are not as prepared for the real world as those who are raised by working women. Although both mothers do work, working mothers tend to have better mental stability knowing they have more of a purpose in society. Being raised by a single mother that had to bring in money to keep the family on their feet, there was never a time that a staying home was an option. Staying at home and having your child makes them way more dependent on someone else.
There reasoning behind this was that studies show that mothers who stay at home are less happy than those who work. In fact, once my mother started working again when I was in high school I noticed she was much happier. Now, in my mother’s new marriage, her and my step-dad work less to be able to spend time with the younger kids, which is working out just great. On the other hand, my father and step-mom are both highly invested in their careers and rely on domestic outsourcing. Although, they have chosen different family arrangements, they are both functioning just as well as the other, all while meeting the family
However, other parents have no other option other than to send their children to a day care facility due to both parents’ work schedules. Researchers have performed studies in which they examined children’s development in different child care settings and the effect those types of daycares have on them. Health Mothers who decide their job is to stay at home and raise their children instead of continuing with their career, argue that there are many negative effects of daycare. One of the negative consequences of sending a child to daycare is that he or she is at a greater risk for becoming ill more often. CNN contributor Denise Mann (2010) wrote that babies under two and a half years old are diagnosed with more ear and respiratory infections in a day care center than at home.
Some positive benefits of a working parent. A working parent often has a good influence on their child. They are also more able to provide for their child as well. Working parents show their child that they can accomplish anything that the child desires. It teaches the child to become responsible from how the child looks up to the parent.
We know that mothers look the best for their kids and one of their goals is to raise their kids so they can become professionals and pioneers for the society. Some of the mother's role toward kids is to give them care, love, respect, lead, instruct and to try to form a safe and pleasant environment at their homes. Are these attitudes of the mothers toward their kids related to what the role of the teacher should be with the students in the classroom? If not, what should be the role of the teachers then? I believe that a teacher is someone who becomes through many years of training and experiences in the field.
“...while self-care may reflect a step toward independence and autonomy for some children, it is often portrayed as a potentially dangerous arrangement for children that parents use as a last resort when they have no options for nonparental supervised care.” (Vandivere.et al, 2003), the paper also explains how “self-care” may negatively affect children in various aspects of their lives “…..social competence, behavior problems, and school performance are examined in relation to self-care…..” Children who are forced to care for themselves in an age in which they should be taken care of would suffer from the lack of supervision and guidance. Working mothers usually leave their children to take care of themselves, which lead the children to completely rely on their own -lacking- ability to solve their problems and sometimes that may lead to delinquency. “Studies show that children who receive adequate parental supervision are less likely to engage in criminal activities.” (World Youth Report 2003, 2004). Mothers are linked to raising and caring for their children, they are expected to be the main source of support for their
Introduction In most families today, mothers have constantly been working since they have jobs and responsibilities in which they have put a lot of effort in order to evolve on their own. A few ladies return to work right after giving birth because they realize their bosses in this nation are not concerned about working mothers who wish to require some time to be with their young children. Ladies have been moving into the workforce for profession fulfilment as well as to find income for their families. However, this may inevitably have positive and negative implications on children’s development. Hence, the question that we can’t help but to ask is, should mothers stay at home and raise their children?
Women took care of the house and stayed home with the children. Both of the articles, “Unlike in the the 1950’s, there is no ‘typical’ U.S family today’ and ‘What we Really Miss about the 1950’s’ agree that the majority of children grew up in these typical families in the 1950’s but in today’s family that norm has flip-flopped. These articles also both agree that women suffered through the headache from the responsibilities and these typical families should be taken seriously even if they sounds appealing. The new norm is built upon an idea of diversity in the family therefore the typical family does not exist. One of the major changes is the mother’s role in the