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1. Did you work before becoming a mum?
Well I was at Uni for 7 years and i worked for 7 years, I was a social worker, then i trained social workers in child devleiopment. i also ahd a very small private psychotherapy practice,
2. What is your current situation?
I took a 6 year carreer break when i had my son as he weighed only 3lb. I was over protective smitten and determind.it was hard as i was the main earner. During that time I taught baby signing one day a week with him on my knee. Then I worte a book How to afford time off with your baby and was lucky enough to get it published. I started blogging off the back of that and in various ways i now make my living as a writer.
3. Freestyle – got your own point you’d like to get across on this issue? Here’s your chance…
I believe if a woman (or a man) wishes to riase her child day in and day out during their formative years she should have that opportunity. If she wishes to work that is also her choice . However I do strongly believe children need secure attachments and that their security and wellbeing has to be a parents (mum or dads) primary responsibility. Childcare outside of the home needs to be excellent and consistant. These are really the formative years aof a childs developemt. in terms of building relationshps.
I think if a woman is happy she is a better mother but contrary to popular wisdom I do think you have to put children first.