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Should stay-at-home moms be given a salary in return for their work?


Periodically, there are debates about whether to compensate stay-at-home moms for their work in caring for their children and their home. What do you think about this idea?

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Best Answer CBartelmey says

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  • frumpleton 3 months ago

    So why do you think it's o.k to pay for daycare but not pay a parent?


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  • frumpleton 3 months ago

    Might as well get rid of all the women, then. That way, there won't be anymore kids born to grow up and pay taxes. Motherhood is something to be respected

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago

    That sounds like a very dear offer for your MIL, and it sounds like she is wonderful!


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Suzette Walker suzettetaos (suzettenaples) says

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    Kimberlee Ingram (Kimbergram) 4 years ago

    I agree with you. Being a parent is the most important job in the world. I wish America had more of the same values as other countries. The sad truth is we don't value our kids in America. We value money. We raise our kids the same way!


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    ... (Johnny2Balls) 4 years ago

    Kudos! I really liked that. No pussy footing around and being overly super-sensitive in case (God forbid) somebody gets offended. We need more of that!

    Nice answer.

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    Privilege indeed. Great answer.


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Deonne Anderson (ladydeonne) says

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    charlie (celafoe) 3 years ago

    wow another mother that understands family. Prov 31 verses 28-29

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Li Galo says

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  • frumpleton 3 months ago

    She takes care of him, too, don't forget. Answering the phone, doing his laundry, running errands, the bedroom stuff and saving money from no daycare. A husband shouldn't have to spend a lot on his wife. It should be spent on kids, hubby & hom


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    Li Galo 3 years ago

    Spot on! I'm a single mom, too. I agree with your decision - placing your children's needs over your potential earnings. Sounds like you're a good mom to me! I agree about the need for more virtual positions. Good points. I'll read NW & Forbes.

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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

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    Waldo Henry Hiram King (Waldo Numbly) 4 years ago

    Salaried by whom? What ever happened to family? Do we really need to monetize every human activity?

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago

    fpherj - I know it sounds surprising that this has been a debate, but it truly has been argued about for decades. I'm not saying which side of the fence I fall on here; just wanted to see what people think!


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    charlie (celafoe) 3 years ago

    a real family here, take notice of them.

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    Kimberlee Ingram (Kimbergram) 4 years ago

    I agree. Paying parents to raise the kids would be great, but it doesn't mean that children would turn out differently necessarily. What we need is more opportunities for telecommuting, and work from home jobs. Especially for single parents!

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  • frumpleton 3 months ago

    Not everyone has a good husband like you are. And women are a valuable commodity. I haven't heard of any men giving birth

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