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    is painful to the kids and the parents emotionally and physically. You can debate that it is positive, but I had three kids. People put their children in childcare out of necessity. The reason that both parents work now is out of financial necessity, because in most families today, one earner can't do it. And unless you can make significant money, it is usually not financially very attractive, after you add in the exhaustion, the job stress, the time away from the kids, the added doctor bills from the kids catching stuff all the time in childcare, the restaurant bills, the bills for keeping your house clean, the dry cleaning bills etc, etc, it is better to cut back a little and have someone stay home.
    That's why you have agreements in place, such as alimony to help support the person who decided that they were taking on a career that does not have a paycheck, and terminates after 12 or 13 years. I see sticking your kids in childcare so you work as a defensive move against a future event rather than taking care of your family not as a progressive value at all but some I kind of communist principle.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:19:58 PM PDT

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