“The Institute of Child Health study of more than 12,500
five-year-olds found those with working mothers less active and more
likely to eat unhealthy food.”
I’m cross on so many levels, but mainly a personal one! I work, my
husband (a father!) doesn’t , he is Raffy’s main carer. He walks her
to school (and back each day), he looks after her after scholl stuff,
and cooks her meals (from scratch!) every day.
why do they insist on saying ‘mother’ when they often mean ‘parent’
and in this case they are referring to a study where BOTH parents
It’s wrong on other levels too of course, but for me it’s the
stupidity of assuming a mum stays at home and a dad works – are we
still in the 50′s???????
and implying lazy parenting by anyone is insulting….most single mums
spend more quality time with their kids to make up for the guilt
heaped on them for daring to work!!!!!!!!
I found an article (linked off neatorama, a very non-critical thinking blog) which highlights the link between depressed mothers and anxious and depressed babies and toddlers. The original article is fairly academic and not too blaming, but the summary comes across as ‘bad(sad) mother, making your child depressed’ and sounds like depression is a choice. Zero mention of fathers either causing depression themselves or causing depression in the mother, not to mention all the other societal influences, just bad mothers.
From the wikipedia article on serial killers: The mother normally plays the largest role in the development of a child. Maternal overprotection — combined with the lack of paternal influence — has resulted in the development of many sexually violent men.