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Who should be the stay-at-home parent? Mother or father? And why?


A good (girl) friend of mine has 2 very young children has just returned to work full-time whilst the children's father stays at home to care for them. As she earns a higher salary I can see it makes sense. It was going well until a nasty comment from a colleague left her feeling guilty. The comment was she should not have had children if she had no intention bringing them up herself. She admitted to me that she has started to resent her partner because he is at home and she isn't. She feels guilty. I am in awe of her working to provide for her family but would like to hear your opinion?

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    Jennifer G (jenza20) 2 years ago

    Great answer, thank you!

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Atul Dahiya says

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    Jennifer G (jenza20) 2 years ago

    Again, another great reply, thank you. I will share your comments as there are some very valid points that I feel will bring comfort to my friend. Much appreciated.

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    Jennifer G (jenza20) 2 years ago

    I agree. I was fortunate to be able to leave my children with their Grandmother when both my partner and I worked full-time. I've never looked back and thankful for the support from family

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