Is to ensure my child is fed, clothed, housed, warm, loved, healthy, happy, educated. Among other things tied in with emotional development, which comes under health.
In no particular order.
While some mums can meet those needs without having to do paid work, others can't. High cost of homes, high cost of medical needs, high cost of schooling expenses, and all sorts of other factors come into play.
All of us want what's best, apart from the few who are abusive or neglectful, so why make it working vs staying home? Why pick on the negatives of another person's situation, when we have common goals as parents?
Working parents fail to sacrifice enough for their kids. SAHMs are not teaching their kids the value of working for things. How about, parents make the choice that best helps them meet all needs of the family?
That is all, just feeling fragile. As a SAHM, I cannot meet all her needs, she skips appointments, and I sponge off the tax payers. As a working mum I let someone else raise my child, fail to make enough sacrifices, and still sponge off the tax payer because I still receive FTB. It gets a bit much after a while.