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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Y'all are so extra.

As another poster said, this is just a study to validate the privileged choices of the upper class who can afford to have just one working parent.?
No, this is wrong. Many people have to stay home because they are too poor to afford childcare, or the childcare expenses would eat up everything they earn at their job. It's not about privilege in many cases. A woman who earns $2,000 a month and has two toddlers, would see that entire $2,000 go to pay for daycare. It's crazy for anyone say that it's only "privileged" people who can have a stay at home parent.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yep.

All these 'studies' do is try to shame SAHMs. Which, coming from a university makes sense. I mean, they are in the business of getting people to buy their services, right? Of course they will support only 'working' people's choices.
Yes. One has to consider the source. And universities love to bilk people for money. A college education not too long ago would cost $30,000. Now it's $200, 000 at many universities. And it keeps going up. But that's another topic for a different thread. And don't even get me started on how they misrepresent and lie about employment prospects for their graduates...
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Old Yesterday, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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No, this is wrong. Many people have to stay home because they are too poor to afford childcare, or the childcare expenses would eat up everything they earn at their job. It's not about privilege in many cases. A woman who earns $2,000 a month and has two toddlers, would see that entire $2,000 go to pay for daycare. It's crazy for anyone say that it's only "privileged" people who can have a stay at home parent.
So maybe not because they love and cherish their children more than moms who work outside the home?!

People work - or not- for any number of reasons. Children are loved and parenting is cherished - or not - completely as a separate issue of employment status.
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM
 
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There are many ways to raise healthy happy kids. I'm not sure why someone would think a mom staying home would automatically lead to amazingly happy kids or even better for the kids. It all depends on what the SAHM is doing. Are they interacting with the kids? Helping the learn? if not then maybe the kids going to daycare have an advantage. I've never been a SAHM and i'm not sure how great i would be at it with my 2 kids 24/7. and many SAHMs *gasp* send their kids to school programs. Maybe not 9-5 daycare but really times have changed and hanging around the house all day with mom or even going about the town with mom is not necessarily how kids are raised anymore. Many households have two working parents.
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Old Today, 06:22 AM
 
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OK so what do *you* think about the post?
Look at my post above #2, and you'll know what I think.
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