We’re all used to the articles stating that children do better if mom doesn’t work and instead stays home with her kids.
Well it seems that now dads need to quit their day jobs also.
The GuardianÂ recently posted an article about a new study which found that babies do better when dad stays home and spends more time with them. Titled, “Baby does best with dad off work, study finds“, the article begins by saying:
Children are more likely to suffer development problems if their fathers do not take paternity leave or spend enough time with them when they are very young, according to an analysis of thousands of babies born around the turn of the millennium.
How’s that for a guilt trip?
While all of us are going “Duh! Of course it’s better if we stay home and spend more time with our children!”, apparently, this is the “…first study to confirm that the close involvement of a father also has a significant impact on a child’s future.” – the wordÂ also referring to the fact that they already know a mother’s involvement has a huge impact on children.
If you wish to read the full article, you can do so at The Guardian’s site.
My question to you is, if both moms and dads stay home with the kids and don’t work, won’t you still be causing developmental problems in your children since you won’t be able to afford to feed them? 😉