Working Women Vs Working Mothers

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The choice is yours. Work or children. A combination of the two can only result in one being neglected, and with working mothers, it tends to be the latter. A mother who spends her day at home is fulfilling a woman’s role in life, and has many positive effects on her children. Under some circumstances a mother can work part time on condition that this does not interfere with her children.
In recent years, the rate of maternal employment has increased significantly. This social change is the outcome of a sequence of other minor changes in family life. “Family size is smaller, modern technology has considerably diminished the amount of necessary housework and food preparation, women are more educated, marriages are less stable, life expectancy
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It is now acceptable for a mother to leave her infants at home with a nanny or at a daycare, and to have a housekeeper cook dinner, do laundry, and attend to all other household chores. Today’s society pushes a woman to be like a man, trying to hide the differences between the two. All this is an outcome of the fact that woman do not believe in their unique role as mothers of the next generation. Much emphasis is put on getting women to go out and work, thus diminishing the existing gender-role differences, but while encouraging mothers to get a career, the long-term effects on their husbands and children are being overlooked due to political and economic agendas (Bingham, 2013).
Studies conducted regarding the impact of having a stay-at-home mother show evidence of many resulting benefits. Mothers provide inimitable advantages to their children, which others, including fathers, cannot (Bingham, 2013). A mother who stays at home creates a stable and consistent environment for her children. Not being required to change between childcare centers, or even between different caregivers in one same setting, which can be unsettling to young children, ensures a sense of stability in a child’s life (Hatter, N.D.). Besides, it is difficult to argue with the power of a mother’s
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The reason that this feeling is sometimes lacking in stay-at-home mothers is because they do not grasp their nobility in choosing to stay at home for their children. They tend to believe what society claims, that staying at home is a negative thing, and that mothers who at stay home are less happy, more depressed, and “they have taken a step down both socially and intellectually (Bingham, 2013)." Although these women are personal witnesses to the fact that by staying at home their children are better off, their family is in a better situation, and they themselves are happier and less stressed, they refuse to believe that they made the right decision being that some studies show otherwise (Heffernan, 2013). These studies say that a mother who works has a higher sense of satisfaction and morale (Hoffman, N.D.). It is definitely “easy to be conflicted in a society that is so conflicted (Heffernan, 2013)," but a mother who is content with her choice to stay at home and realizes what she is giving her children by doing so, can reach the same level of self-worth as one who
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