why is it assumed by some that being a stay at home mom and dad going to work the traditional way to live? I think each family and each person makes their own traditions the way they see fit.
I am open minded and whichever works for your family is fine but staying home may be your tradional way of living but its not for everyone.
how does everyone feel about that?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by Ati_13 at 11:23 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
because that is the way women and babies are made. Infants are made to be breastfeed(we are talking biologically, not whether people do this or not). Men just don't have the right equipment! Also women are more empathetic than men, just the way it is. And lets go way way back in history. Men were hunters, women the gatherers. Pretty hard to watch kids when you are hunting.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by ThatBoysMom at 11:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by Ati_13 at 11:22 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
As an educated woman in an in-demand, flexible and lucrative field, I could not imagine staying at home FT. In addition, many of us can and do work PT or off hours, thereby almost eliminating the need for daycare. When our kids were little, they were cared for by mom or their dad. What lucky kids to have parents that both worked and contributed financially AND parented. We do not think anything less of dads who are working to support the family; discredit their "parenting" contribution, and the same should apply to moms. Since my kids are now grown, educated, healthy, happy and contributing, I'll continue to speak positively of families who go beyond what some would consider, "traditional". Quality parenting, childcare, families and values count far more than the amount of time spent-
Answer by Sisteract at 11:26 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by bdflykisses at 11:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by Freela at 9:36 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
It's just a polite way of saying "old fashioned" when it's not. It's just common. I don't see why people have a problem with it. I really don't. It costs more for both parents to work than it does for one to work because then you gotta worry about the cost of child care. Another bill! Who wants another bill! Not trying to diss the working moms because I admire them. I really do. But when you're just starting out and your kids are little, it's better to stay home with them. That's JMO
Answer by Imogine at 11:16 PM on Apr. 7, 2011