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WORKING MOMS - ARE THEIR KIDS OK?

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


Yes, research shows that children of working mothers do as well as those with stay-at-home mothers. Mom's increased self-esteem and aliveness seem to counteract any ill effects that might result from a loss in her availability. (Of course, she must still choose child care well and be concerned about ensuring quality time with her children.)


Today many misguided parents are teaching their children that ALL authority is bad, not just that bad authority is bad.

On the other hand, children of divorce statistically do not do well.


CHILDREN OF DIVORCE HAVE PROBLEMS: Statistics show that children of divorce have many more problems than those children who do not suffer the divorce trauma. Therefore, it seems that as a society we ought to be taking steps to reduce divorce and the effects of divorce, required steps such as: increased waiting periods for marriage, increased barriers to marriage, increased waiting periods for divorce, couple's mediation before divorce, couple's therapy before divorce, individual therapy for the parents before divorce, parenting classes on the effects of divorce, therapy for children of divorce, etc.


There are those who might like to make divorce nigh impossible, as it was earlier in this century. But I disagree. That led to much parental staying together that was more harmful to many of those children than divorce would have been.

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Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. It calls for gigantic courage and strength..... Virginia Wolff

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   EFFECTIVE PARENTING
   OUR CURRENT FAMILIES BRING OUT OUR SKEWNESS
   MOTHERS CAN BE SEXIST TOO
   MANY MEN STILL ABDICATE THEIR PARENTING ROLES
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   THE SEARCH FOR APPROVAL
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