Will one of you stop working full-time when you become parents?

Singapore
May 14, 2007 3:10am CST
Just like to find out what the sentiments are internationally. Will you stop working full-time to care for your children? What is your philosophy on this? Do you think it's important for at least one parent to stay at home? Recently, I even heard that a few months after giving birth, a mother went back to her country and passed her child to its grandmother. she and her husband then left the country to continue work in that previous country. Their plan is to take the child back when it can care for itself.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
14 May 07
wow I don't think I could just leave my child with its grandmother and miss out on all the important things in their lives. What is the point of having a child if your not going to be there to enjoy their lives with them? I think if you can stay home with your kid and still be able to pay your bills and stuff you should at least until they start school. If not and there is a safe place for your child to stay while you go back to work thats great also. It really all depends. Now for me and I'm sure its the same for other parents. I'm about to have my second child and if I go back to work after I would be working to pay for the daycare because daycare can cost a nice penny. So it's just better for me to stay home and take care of my children.
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@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
14 May 07
No, we can't afford to do that. Living Standard in Singapore is tedious and too high. Although it is important to have 1 adult to stay at home to educate and accomany the kids, but it is really too difficult to have only 1 parent working and earning allow. We are not that monthly salary S$100,000 taker. We are no that THOSE pay and pay kind.
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@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
19 May 07
I dont want to stop being full time even i am becoming parents.I prefer to work too much because i already have family and the expensed becomes higher.So i need to work hard for the future of my children.
• United States
14 May 07
In the United States where I live both parents do work as a general rule. My thing is are the parents working for the wants or their needs. Because in some cases if they took care of their needs and forgot about their wants then parents could make it on one income. There also is a lot of things to take in consideration also. Like how much is made, how many hours do you work, how many bills you have. A person has to take a look at the big picture and then decide what needs to be done. My son stays at home and teaches his kids and his wife works. They don't have a lot of extra money but my son feels that it is more important for the kids to learn from hisself as a parent.