I recently read an article that argued against stay-at-home moms, with some very convincing reasons. I nearly bought it, until I remembered something a friend said to me many years ago.
One of the best arguments raised in the article is that kids who spend all their time with mom have a social circle of one – mom. In a daycare, their social circle is 20, maybe more.
Good point; how do kids learn to get along with others when they’re home with mom?
Then I remembered my friend. He and his family, wife and two kids, lived in a rural environment. Mom home-schooled the kids and, because their home was so isolated, they rarely got to interact with other kids.
When I remarked about how time consuming it must be to get their kids together with other kids, my friend’s reply made me laugh. “Have you ever seen kids interact?!”
He reminded me of schoolyard bullies, nasty mindgames causing lack of social skills in later life, bad unnecessary language, peer pressure related problems, the complete wrong type of education for real life situations, just to name a few…..
He said he would much rather his kids emulate the manners, interaction and habits practiced at home. Then they could go out in the world more prepared.
One of the great things about using entrepreneurial skills to work from home is you get to spend more time with your kids, and in turn, more time to provide education in life skills such as how to get along with others. A solid education in this entrepreneurial skill will give any child the greatest chance of achieving success.
Thankyou again to Shane Krider and Polaris Media Group for inspirational positive educational verses…. we will change the world for the better….its just a matter of time.