IntroductionMotherhood is, one of the most sacred journey, awoman will travel in her life with accumulation of raw emotions, experiences,hopes and dreams for their children. So, motherhood confers upon a womanresponsibilities of raising a child. In the present society, not only husbands,but also many wives do jobs.
After the birth of a child, some of working womenleave jobs for raising their children. The rest continue their career withbalancing the job and family life. That is why, working mothers have been aspeaking topic in the present society. The purpose of this study is determiningchallenges of working mothers on raising their children. Advantages and disadvantagesof working mothers on their children and my suggestions for their challenges inraising children, will be presented at the below.2. Bodyof content InUnited States, 70% of women with children under the age of 18, are inworkforce, according to the United States department of Labor.
(Lenehan, 2016).Those who can balance home and work place, really can enjoy the life. There areboth positive and negative implications of working mothers on their children. 2.1 Positive implicationsa) Providinga role model for their childrenChildren need to realize from an early age thatwomen are not just domestic servants and that they may have a professional lifeof their own. Girls will learn that they need to think about a career, ratherthan just getting married and having children. Boys need to realize thathousehold chores are part and parcel of family life.
This will also influencethem significantly when they start their own families. (Locke, n.d.). Daughters of employed mothers have been foundto have higher academic achievement, greater career success, morenontraditional career choices, and greater occupational commitment. (Hoffman, 1998).
b) Working moms raise moreindependent kidsWhen mothers work at outsides, normally child careduties have been taken on by family relatives or child care givers. They growup to be very independent as they have to take some responsibilities at hometill their moms come back. They can’t depend on their moms’ help. They have totake correct decisions, manage activities. That is why they grow up to be moreindependent. (Locke, n.
d.)2.2 Negative implicationsa) Mother – child barriers Working mothers will easily causemother-child barriers. With the relationship of blood ties can really trusteach other, and the relationship between mother and children is the closestone.
However, if the mother is working outside during her children’s childhood,there must be some estrangement being created. This will cause barriers thecommunication between mother and children, so that may form domesticcontradictions and become a hidden trouble in future. (working mothhers negative effects on young children social work essay, 2015).
b) Slowemotional and social developmentParents are the first teachers of socialization for a child. In thatcase, mother is very important. If mother works at outside, child is raised ina day-care center. Poor-quality day care services can hamper a child’s emotionaland social development. Under qualified and over-burdened staff and poorfacilities at the daycare can affect a child’s physical and psychologicalhealth. (working mom vs stay-at-home mom: what’s best for kids, 2013)There are challenges for working moms. Some of them are making a familytime, taking care of kids, performing family needs and taking care of herself.
Definitely, a GOOD Mother is those who can achieve these goals while working atoutside. So, she must manage her time and should ask help from her husband asmutual support and communication is very necessary.3.
Conclusion Along with motherhood, work adds to the completenessof being a woman. There are both positive and negative implications on childrenof working mothers. With new motherhood, the process of raising a child, alsohave been changed the way in which she is perceived in society and at her workplace. Significant social and personal adjustments are necessary to cope withsuch a situation with achieving challenges that they meet. Having a baby, raising a happy, healthy,responsible, kind child is the most important thing woman can do, but, don’tcare what her career is. A mother who successfully manages both an outside joband motherhood, provides a role model for her child.