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Mother Back To Work





The decision as to whether or not a mother should go back to work can be difficult. This decision depends on the particular needs and circumstances of the family. The two main reasons for mothers of small children going back to work are economic demands and preference.

Economic demands: many families, due to the high cost of living and inflation, simply cannot make ends meet with only one paycheck. If such is the case, there is no choice and no reason to feel guilty. Going back to work will help the entire family.

Preference: some mothers would rather pursue a career outside the home than stay home with their baby. And in my opinion, this is perfectly reasonable and acceptable. If you are happy and more fulfilled working, so be it. You will be a better mother if you are contented rather than frustrated.

All babies require quality nurturing care. Finding the proper mother surrogate to take care of your baby while you are at work isn’t easy, especially if grandma isn’t around. This is the big problem for women going back to work.

Dr. Alvin Eden is chairman of the department of pediatrics at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Eden has authored several books including “Positive Parenting” and “Healthy Kids”.

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