Well, it wasn't a "Tra-La-La! Sah is Speshuler Than Any Crappy Job and Women can't Make Real Money Anyway, Who's Raising Your Poor Babies Who Will be Delinquent Teens???"--it was more balanced than I expected.
IN some cases SAH makes more sense for a family.
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
A lot more balanced, I agree.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
SewchrisWith the lower income blue collar worker the childcare cost becomes more of an issue. I am that blue collar 30-40 hour a week worker with a short commute. If I had to pay for childcare I do not think it would be worth it to me to work because there would be so little net income after expences.
THat makes sense.
The language may not be as over the top as some but all the common tropes seem to have been included:
And this quote: "According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regardless of quality, children with a higher quantity of non-parental care exhibited increased behavioral problems" with the link taking us to a page on "The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children". I guess the author assumes we'll accept his statement as fact without clicking the link. Sloppy journalism and a waste of my time invested in reading the article. All cliche, little insight.
Yep, or if you have a job, as I did, with unpredictable hours that typically fell at night or on weekends, making childcare difficult and expensive. My spouse was not reliably available during those times either.
Each one of those bullet points this board has argued before, Lol.. And I think they are very legitimate points if the choice is there, I'd even add that if mom choses WOH instead of SAH her threshold for some of those points - stress, quality time, energy, etc. is probably very different than the mom who choses to stay home.