Mothers ; Stay at Home vs Work??

Australia
January 29, 2007 3:31pm CST
What do you think of mothers who go straight back to work after having a child? Corageous or not? I think that a mum should stay at home with her child at least for a year if not 2, as they are the most important years of a child life...
3 responses
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
29 Jan 07
This is a hard call. When my son was born I was 20 and I didn't work. After about 6 months I was bored out of my mind so I went back to school 2 days a week. Now that my son is now turning 8, I think that if I had another child I would want to be home with them full time during the day until they were closer to age 2. I believe at 1 1/2 - 2 it is very important for kids to start socializing with others. Also, many daycare centers start laying the foundation for education, structure, and social skills they will need for pre-K.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I guess it would depend on the situtaion... My daughter was born early and she needs all the tender, love & Care she can get so my husband and I decided I should stay home with her for awhile so then she dont get exposed to others germs right away or have to be at a babysitters. I think alot of people have there own thoughts about this subject but if your finacially stable im sure you would rather stay home and get to know your little bundle of joy because I know I would!!!!
@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think it's the mothers decision to make if they want to stay home or work. I work at home and even though I do enjoy getting to be home with my kids and work in my PJ's, I do miss the daily interaction with other adults, lol.