Parentalcare is an essential factor for a growing child since it provides aconstructive and nurturing environment that promotes and retains theoptimum growth and development of a child. Parenting activities mayinclude instilling moral values to a child this is done throughmoral education. A child can learn from what one does and tries toemulate that. Another activity is through the supply of physicalsustenance and emotional support as it helps a child grow with apositive mentality about life, it will as well help him differentiatewhat is good and what is bad. Therefore, we are going to discuss whya parent should stay at home on a full-time basis until a child isthree years old.
Fora child to be brought up in a required manner, discipline must beinstilled and teaching a child is never easy since a child is in thedevelopment age and nurturing a character into someone is never aneasy task (Smisethet al 2014).Parents are the responsible souls in directing their children indifferentiating a wrong from right and growing up with good mannersand self-control, disciplining a child in the right way is,therefore, the primary factor here. For example, if a child breaks upa toy car and all the time he does that, he gets a new one, it ishigh time that he should not be awarded one just because hismentality thinks he will just get another one, this is a system ofdiscipline that should be employed in raising a child (Solberg,2015).
Anotherreason is about a parent`s love and affection towards a child, thiscreates acceptance in that the child will be free from fear becausehe or she sees protection from the parents. Therefore, this buildsconfidence in a child which gets reflected in the way a childexpresses himself when he or she grows up. There are various stagesin child growth that parents must be very vigilant about it forexample before one year it is critical for kids in this age to bewatched, the signs they use, and their voices about theirenvironment. (Solberg,2015).
Itis, therefore, advantageous for stay-at-home parents since they knowthat their child is being taken care of by someone who is around fora long term, and direct supervision of owns child care beingappropriate in a relaxed and nurtured environment (Smisethet al 2014).It is a CON for a stay-at-home mom, this is because staying at homealways makes one feel as though she is in a bondage, a mother mightenjoy being a stay-at-home but time comes where one feels she needssome private moments, it further explains why “me-time” iscrucial to any parent especially the stay-at-home moms (Solberg,2015).
AnotherCON is about missing the interactive sessions one had with theco-workers and the true job satisfaction. It is therefore recommendedthat before one makes a decision of quitting a job, positive andnegative considerations must be well accounted for. To conclude with,it is important for a parent to be a stay-at-home until his or herchild gets to the age of three, this is because it brings up a childin the most suitable and required manner (Solberg,2015).
Stayingat home does not allow a parent to explore other activities becausehe spends most of his/her time attending to the child. For example, aparent may miss out securing a particular job where his/her knowledgewas required urgently (Smisethet al 2014).Through socialization, individuals tend to interact with one another,thus sharing important information which can help one’ssuccessfulness. A parent who spent his entire time at home attendingto his child tends to miss out on this, thus being one of thedisadvantaging factors (Solberg,2015).
Deteriorationof one`s skills in his field of expertise is another disadvantagerelated to the staying home of a parent. Regular attending of theplace of work helps one to broaden his knowledge, skills, andcompetency in the execution of tasks (Smisethet al 2014).Therefore, spending most of the times at home with a child tends topropagate one’s becoming of inefficiency (Hiranoet al 2011).The implications of this factor include the poor and low level ofproduction, and customer dissatisfactions (Solberg,2015).
Inconclusion, the above essay has clearly articulated the need forparental care to their children in early stages. However, theincidence is also accompanied by some implications. Therefore, it isimportant for parents to learn on how to balance on this aspect.
Solberg,A. (2015). Negotiating childhood. Constructingand reconstructing childhood: Contemporary issues in the sociologicalstudy of childhood.
Smiseth,P. T., Kölliker, M., & Royle, N. J. (2014). Parental care. Theevolution of insect mating systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford,221-241.
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