Impact of working mothers on children
Women today face a problem when deciding if working outside of the home is the best solution for their families. In the past, society has thought that mothers that worked outside of the home would be a disadvantage to the development of children, while in recent studies it is being suggested that there is no harm emotionally, mentally or behaviorally to a child that has a working mother. The answer to this question is not going to be the same for everyone, some believe that it would have good impact on their children; others believe that it would be wrong.
Some individuals say that working women do not love their family as much as stay at home mothers. This stems from the career mother not being physically at home for long periods of time. Mothers from both sides of this argument have debated for years over which role is better for the development of children. Over the last few decades, there has been a shift in societies view on working mothers since in the past, women were thought to be best suited to stay at home and take care of the household chores and raise the children. As more and more women enter the workforce, it has become more socially acceptable for jobs to create flexible work schedules, re-design maternity leave, and be family oriented for creating a work life balance
There is still an amount of stress and exhaustion in both stay at home mothers and working mothers. Studies show that stays at home mothers are more likely to have signs of depression and anxiety from not having an outlet to release their energy, there are women that need to have outside stimulus in order to continue to be happy, and be able to be a nurturing, well connected mother. After a long day of taking care of the home and children stay at home mothers sometimes feel that they need a mental break.
On the other hand, working mothers try to balance work, parenting and household chores. There are many working women that feel that...