I am not anti-working moms. I was one myself for some time. But at what point do we draw the line between self-interest and the well-being of our offspring?
I may ruffle some feathers on this issue, but I am compelled to tell the truth as I see it.
When we decide to have children, we do so with the knowledge that our lives will be changing in more ways than one. Our time, our interests, and even our sanity will all be impacted by the addition of little people coming to live with us.
During this 18+ years of commitment, we know that some choices will have to be made. Whether or not we fully comprehend, it is extremely challenging to balance full-time work and parenting. While not impossible, something has to give. That something falls squarely on our shoulders. For single parents this challenge can be monumental.
If supporting the one (a parent in this case) is a detriment to the other (their child ), is this a viable and constructive solution? I am not convinced it is and neither is the research.
I find this article not only insulting to teachers, but totally myopic. It is simply propaganda that says, “whatever is best for the adult must be good for the child.” Longer school hours or more school days to address the gender wage gap…seriously? I think not!