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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I did not vote as some stay at home parents are awesome and some are rather lazy. It is not related to gender.

    If a couple decides that one member of the couple has earning power and they decided it should be the dad who stays at home that is their business.

    If either gender of the couple give up earning power ... they should be valued for their contribution to the hours of the art of housekeeping, shopping and child rearing and managing finances etc.

    I scaled back earning power for about ten years for the health and prosperity of my family. That is when I contributed the most hours to my family. Now I am back on the career track. I like all phases and realized you can do it all ... just maybe not all at once.

    Each couple has to decide what works.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    If the parents both decide that it's best for the family for dad to stay home with the kids, it's perfectly fine. If the parents both decide that it's best for the family for mom to stay home with the kids, it's perfectly fine. If the parents both decide that it's best for the family for both parents to work and put the kids in daycare, it's perfectly fine.

    I'm surprised this is even an issue.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry if this is in the wrong area as I'm not sure if it is political enough but I did want it to be a poll so this seems the logical place to put it. Feel free to move it to an appropriate section if you think it doesn't belong here.

    I often hear people say that it is perfectly legitimate for the woman to stay at home raising the kids while the man goes off to work. While at the same time I hear people say that it is wrong for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works.

    What do you think? Is it acceptable for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works? Or is the man just a lazy bum (a phrase that I hear often when refering to stay at home dads) that should get off his butt and get a job?
    If the woman is the bread winner then sure it is acceptable for the man to stay at home.If one partner makes enough to support the whole family then it doesn't make any sense for both people to work.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry if this is in the wrong area as I'm not sure if it is political enough but I did want it to be a poll so this seems the logical place to put it. Feel free to move it to an appropriate section if you think it doesn't belong here.

    I often hear people say that it is perfectly legitimate for the woman to stay at home raising the kids while the man goes off to work. While at the same time I hear people say that it is wrong for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works.

    What do you think? Is it acceptable for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works? Or is the man just a lazy bum (a phrase that I hear often when refering to stay at home dads) that should get off his butt and get a job?


    It depends. ONE parent SHOULD stay home with the kids until they're school age at least (if possible).... if Mama makes more money maybe it makes sense for Dad to stay home. Or in some cases Mama just may not be a very good childrearer (some women aren't) and Daddy is just better at it.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry if this is in the wrong area as I'm not sure if it is political enough but I did want it to be a poll so this seems the logical place to put it. Feel free to move it to an appropriate section if you think it doesn't belong here.

    I often hear people say that it is perfectly legitimate for the woman to stay at home raising the kids while the man goes off to work. While at the same time I hear people say that it is wrong for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works.

    What do you think? Is it acceptable for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works? Or is the man just a lazy bum (a phrase that I hear often when refering to stay at home dads) that should get off his butt and get a job?
    I think it's perfectly acceptable, but I, personally, would rather be beaten with a pillowcase full of spent batteries than take care of children all day. I like my nice, clean, child-free office.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    In our circle of friends there is a stay at home dad. When we go to party's he ends up with the women talking about kids instead of with the men talking about everything else, I find it kind of weird. I tried talking to him once about something and as his eyes glazed over some woman walked by with a baby and he just sorta walked off and started talking to her.Takes all kinds I guess.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    My keyboard player's wife landed a fat job at a huge lawfirm that pays her boo-koo bucks. They bought 2 new cars and an awesome house. He then quit his measley 62k a year job to stay at home and raise their two daughters. He is Mr. Mom and has dinner ready for Mama when she gets home each evening to their sparkling house. He's awesome at that role and they are one big happy family. He and his wife are talking about having another baby. They are an awesome couple with an awesome family. It's the perfect set-up.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    You guys really have no clue what it takes to be a father do you? It takes a real man to do house work. Those wannabe pansies are too insecure of their masculinity to do house work. A real father will not care what their buddies think as long their children get the best possible care possible. Daycare is not going to teach anything about masculinity. And staying at home taking care of children does not mean that you cannot still work. Both of you sound like you have no clue what you are talking about.

    The proper roll is that parents take care of their children, not pawn them of on someone else for a price.
    A house divided against itself cannot stand, Freedom. One cannot put 100% into raising a child AND 100% into doing something else (like a career). Unless you're a siamese twin, that's 200% and it just doesn't work. I'm not suggesting that you pawn your kid off on the daycare industry. I'm suggesting that the proper parent stay home with the children and raise them.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    A house divided against itself cannot stand, Freedom. One cannot put 100% into raising a child AND 100% into doing something else (like a career). Unless you're a siamese twin, that's 200% and it just doesn't work. I'm not suggesting that you pawn your kid off on the daycare industry. I'm suggesting that the proper parent stay home with the children and raise them.

    Tigger it is called balance, not 200%.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Tigger it is called balance, not 200%.
    Ok, so you think you can get away with being a 50% parent and a 50% employee/businessman. I know what would happen to me if I only gave 50% at my job and I think we're seeing the societal results of people only giving 50% to their kids at this point in time as well.

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