Maternity Leave?

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Maternity Leave?
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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:21am

What do you think is the optimum time for both moms and babies to be on maternity leave?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 10:10am
i don't identify myself by one political party, i think the tea party is a joke and all that wall street protesting stuff is too.

 

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 10:14am

Um....okay?

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 10:15am

There is no law in Denmark that 1yos MUST go to daycare. But for dual WOH families it is available and since most people have some kind of job, it is the norm for kids to attend daycare. I have friends who SAH in Denmark. It is perfectly legal and possible, if someone chooses to do that.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 11:50am
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 11:53am
Yes, it's probably the fault of our educational system that people don't really understand this. I find it particularly ironic when I hear senior citizens railing against the "socialist" Obamacare.
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:10pm

Yes, exactly. To me, the defining mark of socialism is that the state owns the means of production. Back in the 60s and 70s there were attempts at this in various European countries, although it remained somewhat limited in most cases. Thing is, the EU has rolled all that back ages ago already, and so many European governments are in any event quite conservative - Merkel, our former PM Fogh Rasmussen, Cameron and many others.

I do remember when I was in college in the US, that my fellow students did often seem a little naive about political stuff. Our education on the subject was also pretty sketchy, but we did have some classes along the way (in HS) in which the basic characteristics of various political ideologies were outlined at least.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:23pm
U.S. politics and the media play a huge role, too, though. It's scare tactics.
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:26pm
I remember being very influenced by the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged when I was a teen, and re-reading the Fountainhead recently, found it easy to see why it appealed to me as a teen. It was interesting to re-read it now, as an adult socialist, er, Democrat.
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:29pm

Yes, to me anyway, Rand's "philosophy" is exactly the kind of black/white thinking that tends to make an impression on teens. If a 14yo thinks it is way cool, I can understand that. It is when 45yos prattle on about Rand's genius or introduce themselves as "randists," that I wonder.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 3:45pm

actually no, i do not think quality daycare interferes with SAH, i don't think the study was even comparing working parents to homes with stay at home parents.

 

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