My belief is that young children need their mom fulltime for as least the first 3 or 4 years of their life. I have always known that I would be a SAHM if my husband's salary permitted it. I have been a SAHM for 4 years now. I love my boys and love spending time with them, but it seems the world around me pressure me into thinking I am not good enough since I don't earn any money. When I meet new people one of the first questions is always, "What do you do?" and when I reply I stay at home there is usually this awkwardness where the person goes "Oh...ok" and then starts talking to others about their careers. I have even gotten some people say to me, "Why don't you work??" Like I am doing something so weird and taboo. It seems in our culture that money is the most important thing. You are judged by the amount of money and success that you have. Does this get anyone else down?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 AM on Apr. 7, 2009 in General Parenting
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I am a proud SAMH. I have been doing it for 9 years. My kids generally excel way beyond the other's in there age group. They have the added benefit of having me home working with them everyday on different aspects of learning. I make learning there ABC's and counting a fun game at home and we read several times a day. Now if someone wants to comment on me being home I will save my comments for when our children are in school and my child is surpassing the "normal" range for where they should be. My children also have a respect for adults, this is because they go everywhere with me. They are not at the same house from 9-5 everyday, they are at the grocery store, the doctor's office, the secretary of state ~ and at all these places they use there manners and they know what is expected of them. A SAHM is an invaluable tool to raising well rounded, ethical adults. To me they were more important than any pay check.
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