There is a lot of debate among various people regarding the overall development and growth among children of working mothers. Some people feel that the children of working mothers tend to be aggressive, stubborn, undisciplined, spoilt and insensitive as their parents are unable to spend adequate time in the care of their children. This leads them to feel guilty and therefore overcompensate and spoil the child.
While this may be true for some families, studies show that it is not necessary that a mother needs to be present twenty four hours a day with her child to ensure he has the right values. What is of fundamental importance is that she spends quality time with her children to allow a trust and respect along with a sense of security to develop between her and her children.
A child generally reflects the personality traits and attributes of its parent or caregiver. So the way a mother or caregiver relates with the child influences his or her thinking. Thus the responsibility of the caregiver to ensure that there is an all-round growth and development of the child increases.
It is therefore important to remember that children are very impressionable and learn from their environment. Parents who need to go out to work must ensure that the individuals they choose to take responsibility of their children must be well qualified in the task of bringing up children. The parents must ensure that the caregiver they choose is capable of bringing up children with good moral values, a sense of responsibility and duty, discipline and above all good sensitive human beings.
Children of working mothers who have educated, responsible and caring care providers are no different from children who have stay-at-home mothers.