Governments all over the world are encouraging education and are trying to
remove barriers to education. As more and more women are also getting an
education there are greater employment opportunities for them.
In spite of
this, there is a greater need for women to stay home and be homemakers. Young
children and growing families require the attention of mothers. If women are to
spend eight hours each day at work, then the children, especially the very young
ones, would have to be left at day care centers, nurseries, with maids,
grandparents or relatives.
It cannot be denied that mothers are the pillars of
strength in any family. If they give up their role as homemakers and
thrust it onto others, such as maids, then
there may be some unpleasant consequences. In some cases, children have been
abused and in other cases, they have been greatly influenced by the maids, who
are usually foreigners. The children would not only have to learn the language
of the maids, but would also be susceptible to
the mannerisms, customs and practices that do not belong to their own cultural
As it is expensive to hire maids, in some cases children are left
in the care of others who may exert a negative influence on the children's
upbringing. It is therefore imperative that mothers should stay at home to care
for their children, especially during the crucial period of their growth.
Furthermore, mothers would be able to guide and supervise their children in
their daily routines and therefore act as role models for their children. When
mothers stay at home, they will be able to mould their children better.
said that the generation of tomorrow depends on the mothers of today. Social
ills and other socio-cultural problems, faced by both young children and
teenagers, could be eradicated if mothers
stay at home and not go to work. They will be able to devote more time to caring
for their families.