View Poll Results: Is it acceptable for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works?

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    Stay at home dads.

    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?
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    It is certainly acceptable for the man to stay at home. He should not be looked down in any way. It makes good sense if she has a career and they don't want others raising their children.
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    Of course. It's silly to think otherwise.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Yes, if that is what the couple decides works best for them. Why is he a lazy bum? Someone has to do it. It either has to be one of them, or someone from outside. Is a woman a "lazy bum" if she stays home?

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Yeah sure, why not?
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I know a couple of stay at home dads and don't think any lesser of them. I actually applaud them for going against the mainstream for what is best for their family!

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I don't really care either way. I've met guys who make better moms than alot of women do, and I've met women who make great moms too. Personally? Since I'm from an older generation, alot of my own views probably hinge on my conditioning, but I also have strong maternal instincts, so if it was me, making this decision for myself, I'd deff want to stay home with the kids and have the old man bring home the bacon.
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    My father was a stay at home dad who I thought was a lazy sob when I was growing up (he was pretty lazy). But the reason for him staying home was because my mother could not handle my autistic brother. Now that he ifs out of my parents house living witha roomate and caretakers he has a job. So no its not wrong; however, I do believe that if you're family is border line poor both parents have an obligation to work to prevent the kids from suffering

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    My father was a stay at home dad who I thought was a lazy sob when I was growing up (he was pretty lazy). But the reason for him staying home was because my mother could not handle my autistic brother. Now that he ifs out of my parents house living witha roomate and caretakers he has a job. So no its not wrong; however, I do believe that if you're family is border line poor both parents have an obligation to work to prevent the kids from suffering

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    Hmm...I would think that being poor would be a good reason to have one of the parents stay at home. Especially considering daycare prices. And not everyone has family to turn to...or may have family, just not good family.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Hmm...I would think that being poor would be a good reason to have one of the parents stay at home. Especially considering daycare prices. And not everyone has family to turn to...or may have family, just not good family.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Day care is prohibitively expensive these days, and depending on one's job skills, a family might be better off financially for one parent to stay home.
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