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March 3, 2010
So I have been pondering... which option would you choose? Enter Parenthood and: ♦ stop working/stay home and recieve a stipend from your employer or a govt. subsidy ♦ continue working and have childcare that is government owned and operated ♦ continue working and have childcare that is privatized, licensed and bonded ♦ mandate that all employers have on-site childcare ♦ nanny arrives on your doorstep, leaving only when you give-the-word Personally, I would love to see employers or the government providing a stipend for a period of time until my child reached school age, allowing me the...
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February 18, 2010
Why are other countries recognizing the need for a paid stay-at home option, yet we are not? When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations? Our country's leaders seem to be primarily concerned with the here and now, instead of maintaining a balance that satisfies the present and the future. When will we, parents, amass and demand better options for balancing work and parenthood? How long will we wallow in a discontent disillusionment that our leaders won't listen or aren't concerned? Aren't we the ones who determine who our leaders will be? Aren't "we the people" destined to...
February 7, 2010
Most parents are overwhelmed when first entering into parenthood. This can cause emotional frustration and financial worry. To relieve this emotional burden, all parents should receive paid maternity and paternity leave for the first two years of their children’s lives . By providing this supplementation to a family’s income, a government acknowledges, and honors, the important role of parenting in the lives of its citizenry. Parents who have the option to stay home, with pay, for the first two years of a child’s life, will be less worried about how to balance work and family. Relieved of...