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sI found this article as being very interesting. I have been working since I was 16 years old. I had my first child when I was 20 years old and I had my second child when I was 28 years old. I have been working as a teacher assistant at local head start center in Greenwood, Mississippi for the past 8 years. I have realized that I missed a lot of things that children did between the ages of 1-3. Those were the times that I wished that I could have been there, but I had to work if I wanted to continue to buy those nice things for my kids. I think that a child needs someone in their first three years. In my opinion, I think that is should be the mom or just someone close to the family. I would have preferred to be a stay home mom until my children turned at least three. Then I would place them in day-care and proceed to pick up where I had left off. I think that it's very important that both parents give enough attention to the child when he or she is young. Being in this position afforded me the opportunity to see a large percentage of working moms and how that dynamic influenced their family stability. I have to say that for the most part these families were rushed, stressed, tired, little communication, and the children most of them have difficulties in school. As the children enter the school years new problems arise as mothers struggle to take care of the basic family needs (food on the table, clean laundry, etc.); assisting with school work becomes an extra responsibility that gets left behind (as does taking time for communication). I can easily say that the benefits of a stay at home mom, to her husband, children and self, outweigh the financial

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