Is the pursuit of money at the expense of our children? How does the workplace affect our families?

As mothers and fathers of today’s children, there is an argument that our focus on pursuing our careers are the expense of our children.  What do you think?

2 thoughts on “Is the pursuit of money at the expense of our children? How does the workplace affect our families?

  1. I don’t have kids and am a retired single woman, HOWEVER, I can speak from being raised by a divorced mother — unless you just have resources like that and have both parents in the household, it might be easier for one parent to stay at home and raise the children. But, in my childhood, my mother had to work. We were taught responsibilities and expectations. Those two traits helped my mom’s confidence because she trusted that we would do what we were supposed to do while she was at work. My bottom line opinion is that whether it were a single parent or if both parents are in the household and are required to work or desire to work, they should have a plan in place so that the children will not be neglected and one in which the kids have an understanding of the need to work. When the work day is done, spend QUALITY time with the children.

  2. I believe balance is the key, work is important but also spending quality time with our children. As a single mother and sole provider I always made sure I carve out quality time for my children. It’s not the amount of time but what you do in that time with your children that counts. I made sure they were involved in sports, that were exposed to the arts, the postive things in life and no matter what I always made sure we took family vacation together. Money may be important but the welfare of our children is essential to their wellbeing as a person and to the world in general.

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