At what age do you feel it's most beneficial for a child to have a sahm? I've been a sahm since my daughter was born and plan to remain so until my youngest is in high school, but if I were only able to stay at home for a few years I would pick the school years instead of the first five. It seems like a lot of mothers seem to feel that the younger years are the most important, but to me it's the later years, when children are dealing with homework, activities, and peer pressure that a sahm is able to make the most impact in her child's life. What do you think? Is is more important to have a sahm during the early years or later years?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Dec. 13, 2009 in General Parenting
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I tried to worked part-time, during school hours when my kids were all in school full-time. It didn't work well at all. I stay home now, but when I find a job, it will have to be weekend hours again. Ii think school-aged kids need a parent around if possible. Plus, what happens when the child is sick and a parent has to call in sick to work?
I like being able to pick up my daughter from high school, and the younger ones as well. I like having the energy to help with homework, because I was able to do the cleaning, etc while they were in school. I honestly think my kids need me more now, than they ever did before they were in school.
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