Are you for Men staying home

@KrauseHome (33249)
United States
November 13, 2006 5:28pm CST
and taking care of the kids while the Wife works? Or do you think this is a Scape goat, and the man is Lazy? I think it depends on the situation at hand. If the family can afford the one income, and the Husband is helping around the house in other ways, than I feel it is ok. But it should always be something you both feel Good about before it happens.
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31 responses
• Canada
14 Nov 06
I think it's great if a man stays home with the kids. I think it helps build more respect for the women that do it. Recently my daughter's husband was forced to stay home with their 9 month old and 2 year old while my daughter went back to college. She said the first day the house was clean, but after that he keeps telling her he doesn't know how she does it, the kids are annoying and he can't do anything he wants to do. He can't go get a hair cut or anything until she gets home. The poor man, now he realizes that he shouldn't have kept yelling at her for the house not being clean and dinner cooked when he got home. Yes, I think every man should stay home for at least a month to get a real understanding of how difficult it is to raise kids!
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well, some men could never do it, as there are Men who just are not made to watch kids unless their wife is there to help. But I think men being given a month would be a wise decision if it would help them be more understanding and sensitive to this issue.
• Australia
14 Nov 06
why is it if the man stays home he is lazy? yet if the woman stays home she if a housewife? I work 6 days a week 10-13 hours a day so i can provide for my wife to stay home and look ufter bubs. If it was at all possible i would trade it in a second to be the one at home raising my son. I love him and i want to spend as much time as possible with him.
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well, I was not calling a man lazy if they stay at home with his kids. Some men do this by choice, others have Health issues and have no choice. I just wonder why some say they would never do it. I think they should be able to do as they desire in any respect.
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I agree it should be discussed and both parties should feel good about it. I personally, do not see anything wrong with a stay at home dad. In some situations, the dad may actually be better at it than the mom.
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Well, I have never figured out why the world thinks the Men should be out the Working, and the wife staying home and cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids. Maybe that is the problem when you stereotype is then the men could never take care of themselves if they had too, and so they starve, or spend a fortune eating out.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
14 Nov 06
If I was married, I would do whatever me and my wife felt comfortable doing. If she wanted to work and have me stay home and take care of the kids and house then I would do that or if she wanted me to go to work and her stay home that would be fine. You are right it is mutual decision on both parts.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Wow!! I am sure in time when you find the right woman, you will be a blessing to her. Wish more Men were like this.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Thank you for the compliment. :-) I just asked someone out but got rejected again. :-(
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Thank you for the compliment. :-) I just asked someone out but got rejected again. :-(
@chalmette69 (3011)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I think it all depends on your situation, if the wife doesn't mind and it works for the family, than I don't see a problem with it.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
14 Nov 06
why should it be the wifes choice // It should be mutual decision?
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I still think it should be a discussion for the two of you, and whatever you both feel would be best.
@rushmee (605)
• India
14 Nov 06
my husband stays home and both of us earn online. its fun staying together all day long... but still looking for better mney making options apart from data entry and content writing... more option? pleez sujjest
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Well, my husband is not Computer literate so he has no desire to do anything from home really. And as for making $$ from home, it all depends on what you are looking for if it would be suited for you, as there are a lot of ways to earn $$ online. You just need to find what works best for you.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I dont think any adult should go through life without a saleable skill either gender can be home keeper. i dont think the stay at home parent is lazy. I do think that to protect the family each parent needs a skill they can earn from. My mother was left in the lurch when my dad left and didnt pay child support. That was not so uncommon yet a lot of parents are not prepared to become a single parent.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Well, a saleable skill is something Yes, any person needs to have no matter what age they are. I know that there are many people unfortunately who never have a Saleable skill, and then when forced to have to go back to work are in trouble.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I dont think any adult should go through life without a saleable skill either gender can be home keeper. i dont think the stay at home parent is lazy. I do think that to protect the family each parent needs a skill they can earn from. My mother was left in the lurch when my dad left and didnt pay child support. That was not so uncommon yet a lot of parents are not prepared to become a single parent.
@superbren (861)
2 Feb 07
i dont see why the man should nt stay home but i think if it was my man i would resent it , sods law lol
@FrancyDafne (2051)
• Italy
2 Feb 07
I think that men and women should have the same rights. A woman deserves to go to work even if she has a little baby. Work is important for women, so her husband should help her and start a good relation with his child.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think it's fine if either or neither parent wants to stay home with the kids, as long as the kids are parented by both parents. I'm fine with both parents working as well. In fact, I think this the route I will take.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think if it works for that family then fine. It's nobody's business who brings in the income or who raises the children in someone else's family. As long as you both agree that this is how your family should be run.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
1 Feb 07
I think if it works for the wife and husband then there is nothing wrong with it. They are a team and should work together.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Everyone knows that being a stay at home parent is a full time job in itself. At least the worker can come home at the end of a day and switch off form their job! Being a parent, whether mum or dad will always be harder than working full time in a job. So no if the man wants to stay home, he isn't being lazy in my opinion.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
1 Feb 07
i think that if i can make more money than my husband then heck yeah, and i know he'd do a good job, but right now he's the bread winner so it works out with me being home!
@chertsy (3817)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I honestly don't know why a man would want to stay home with kids. I'm a stay at home mom, and I see how my husband reacts to the girls just with being off a few days, lol. They drive him nutty. But if a family is ok with one income like our's is and the guy wants to stay home and do everything, I will shout from the mountain tops go ahead. I have been home going on 11 years. It would be a nice change to go to work and my husband stay home to see what I do every day. But that will never happen. So it's either I keep staying at home or get a job down the road.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I know of many families where the husband is the stay at home dad. The wife makes the better of the two incomes and it is better for the husband to stay home with the kids. Once the kids are in school they will go back to work. The type that makes me angry are those that will stay home and enroll the children in day care. That is just pure laziness.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Yes, I think that it would be great for the man to stay home with the kids...then he can see how much of a full time job it really is, hehe. Seriously though, I think that as long as the family is happy and everyone is being taken care of and having their needs met, it shouldn't matter who stays home with the children.
@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
i don't mind stay at home to take care of the kids.
@fl0urish (5387)
• India
2 Dec 06
yeah ur right....both should take equal responsibilites ...i think man should be at work and woman with her kids and household work...it would be better if both work to have good financial support to them