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Caring for your own children

I find it very interesting that I can deduct child care expenses from my income tax...unless I'm the one taking care of my kids. And I can take care of someone's child, and deduct in-home business expenses from my taxes...unless they are my children.

Research proves over and over that the best caregiver is usually the parent. But there is absolutely no incentive given to stay home. While I do support money going to more quality care outside the home, when is our country going to invest in FAMILIES? I am a stay at home mom. But I am not considered a caregiver...

So the funny thing: my husband and I even thought of setting up a day care for our own kids. My husband would pay me to care-give, and thus we would technically be eligible for all sort of tax incentives....kind of silly. And not realistic. But sad.

—AnonymousMinnesota
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