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Should Mothers stay at home and raise their children?

Should Mothers stay at home and raise their children? Topic: Working mothers essays
June 20, 2019 / By Avital
Question: I personally think mothers should. as a human being/child/teen...my mother was always home and were really close i think it creates more of a bond and not having her around would be...not so great. [this is for a persuasive essay] what do you think, and why?
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Abigil Abigil | 8 days ago
Now here's a loaded question! In an ideal world a woman would be able to stay at home if she is able to but it isn't an ideal world and many women cannot afford to. You were lucky that your mother didn't have to work.......the majority do. Women's lib's philosophy is that a woman should be able to chose what she wants to do which I agree with as far as the woman is concerned. I suspect that more of our children would be mentally healthier if mom were to stay at home but there are a lot of women who are crappy moms and they and there kids are probably better off if she's at work and away from them during the day. So to sum it up, it depends upon the family and it depends upon finances.
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Abigil Originally Answered: Should Mothers stay at home and raise their children?
Now here's a loaded question! In an ideal world a woman would be able to stay at home if she is able to but it isn't an ideal world and many women cannot afford to. You were lucky that your mother didn't have to work.......the majority do. Women's lib's philosophy is that a woman should be able to chose what she wants to do which I agree with as far as the woman is concerned. I suspect that more of our children would be mentally healthier if mom were to stay at home but there are a lot of women who are crappy moms and they and there kids are probably better off if she's at work and away from them during the day. So to sum it up, it depends upon the family and it depends upon finances.

Stuart Stuart
I think it's a personal preference. My mother went back to work when we were in our teens and personally, it would have been a lot better if she had gone earlier as she is absolutely crazy and a control freak. By staying home, she insinuated all of that on us as kids. Once she went back to work, it was still just as bad, but at least we didn't have to see her as often. On a different note, for some mothers it's not a question of should she stay home, but can she stay home. For a lot of moms, they have to work just to keep a roof over the family's head. And if you say then she shouldn't have had kids, that's not fair. A lot of times, things change. Spouses die, people get divorced, spouse loses a job/has a pay cut, etc. So bottom line, if a mother wants to stay home and she can afford to do so, that's great. But sometimes that isn't for the best and at others, it's just not possible.
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Paris Paris
I enjoyed staying at home with my children very much, but not everyone is cut out to do that. I even home schooled for a few years, but then switched to public schools for them, and started subbing in the school system myself, in order to be close at hand and keep an eye on things. I would not trade the time I spent with my kids for anything -- but home schooling was hard for us because we were so isolated out in the country. There were other home schooling families but they all lived so far away. Also the public schools had computers and other tools that we could not get for our children. I was at home a lot after school and on weekends. Our family always ate dinner together up until my kids were in high school and old enough to drive and have jobs. I loved this aspect of our life. But a lot of families just can not afford to have the mom home all the time, and that is probably going to get worse. At least I was able to teach my kids how to cook real food.
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Lon Lon
I stayed at home with my children until they started school, but after that i didn't feel the need. What is there to do all day when they are gone? NOTHING. So if they are in school i see no reason why the mother should be at home
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Jason Jason
I grew up with my mom working full-time and our neighbor (who I considered my grandmother) watched me and my sister. Both my parents had full-time careers, and let me tell you - I felt really unloved as a child. They also had us much later in life, which I think might have had something to do with that. But regardless, I think many mothers can work full-time while still maintaing a bond with their children. This isn't the 1950's - it's not like women shouldn't have careers outside the house. And I firmly believe that once the kids are in school, women NEED to get a job. You can't just expect your kids to get full scholarships to college these days.
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Gabe Gabe
If the income of the household allows, then if she wants to then sure. But honestly, I still feel that if a mother stays home, she should still try to do something like getting an education, or starting her own business, or even work part time, because what if God forbid, or husband got seriously ill, or died, or if they got divorced, she would be left with no education, no job experience, and no means to care for her family.
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Dene Dene
If it is finacially possible. I would have loved for my mother to have been home everyday after I got out of school, even if she worked a 1st shift job. When parents are not there, it gives kids a chance to get into things they shouldn't be doing, drugs, sex etc.
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Dene Originally Answered: My parents want me to stay home for college?
go to a public university, trust me. being away from your parents is fun. they just don't know how to be away from you. my mom right now is having a hard time,so is my roommates mom. so just tell them how you feel. tell them you'll stay in touch. it'll be hard for them. but they'll adjust

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