Advantages of Stay-at-Home Mom Finally Realized

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Advantages of Stay-at-Home Mom Finally Realized

Here's some good news for a change. The Census Bureau reports the number of children who are cared for by their married mothers while their fathers are at work has grown significantly within the past few years.

In 1994, about 9.3 million children under 15 had stay-at-home married mothers and working fathers. By last year, the number had risen to 11 million.

For a number of years there have been press reports not only about women who are tired of trying to "have it all," but of younger women - some in college or just out of college - who do not buy the idea that they can work a full time job and still be fulfilled as wives and mothers.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has been pounding away at the feminist ideology on her popular radio program. Psychological studies have shown that children turn out better, on average, when a parent is at home with them in their younger years and a parent is at home when they get home from school.

There are certain undeniable truths in life, no matter what group tries to change them. Married mothers are finding this out in growing numbers.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

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