"Ideally there would be little need to use substitute care, nor would any mother feel a strong personal need or desire to do so."
Saturday, April 17, 2010
After reading Jan Hunt's brief article The Day Care Dilemma, I have been thinking. It makes some good points. She says:
She explores ideas for how to remedy this issue. Many people say that we need to have longer maternity leaves, easy access to and time for pumping in the workplace, on-site daycare centers... and while all this helps working mothers to be with their babies more than they might be otherwise, it doesn't get all the way to the root of the issue. It all still encourages mothers to work outside the home. Could it be that it may even make the choice to go back to work an easier one for a new mother to choose?
How do we get more mothers to make the choice to stay at home with their children, especially in those important first few years? I'm curious if anyone has ideas on this!