Mums going to work damaging for kids?

India
April 21, 2009 12:39pm CST
A new survey suggests that kids are being “damaged” with more and more mothers going to work. It has been said that the growing economic independence of women from their male partners is contributing to family break-ups. Do you accept with the research saying "Mums going to work damaging for kids?"
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• United States
21 Apr 09
two income families are almost necessary nowadays. That isn't what is damaging to kids. It is actually better for kids to be socialized in a daycare environment where they can be taught things from an early age. The damage comes from those same parents who pick the kids up from daycare and neglect them for the rest of the day. A child cannot bond with their parents if their parents never have time for them. And the study should not be exclusive to working moms. Working dads are just as capable of spending time with their kids as moms are.
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@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
23 Apr 09
I don't agree that kids are being damaged with mothers going to work, why mothers take all the blames....fathers exists too and have also resposabilites. I work full time and have a toddler of 3, I work a bit in a tight shedule however my daughter spends time with me in the evenings and weekends, she is becoming independent and not too much dependent on me. Children feels the loss of their mother, however they learn that mothers go to work for a good reason not for nothing. Quality time is necessary not quantity time, I know children who are really out of controll even their mother is a full time mum. It all depends how you manage time and how you approach your children.
• United States
21 Apr 09
I do not think that it is "damaging" to the kids. I think it is more like the child becomes less close to the parent.
• United States
21 Apr 09
Well i would have to disagree with that cause i know some one that is a working mom and her family life is going great! I see it everyday. But i do imagine some families can be torn apart do to the working mom.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Mums need to be with their kids. When all is said and done, mums working to have a nice car and a nice house is not as important to a child as having their mother's love and tenderness. Kids need their mums around to be hugged and kissed. Do you really want other people who work in nurseries who do not love your kids raising them?
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I don't know if it's damaging to kids. I think that working moms can make time for their kids and still spend great quality family time on evenings and weekends. I don't think this has as much to do with working as it does with we have forgotten what it means to BE a family. We need to remember to spend quality time with our family. Date nights with our spouse. Family game night with every one. Special days with our kids. These things could contribute to lessening the "damage" that is supposedly being done from mom and dad working.