I don't have a problem with what Abbot said.
I think lower income stay at home parents should receive some generic assistance when having kids (centrelink, baby bonus...)
Paid parental leave is designed so that working parents can stay home when bub is young. Its not a bonus just for popping out a kid. Stay at home parents are already at home so don't need the assistance.
I agree with Abbot, you want the dough, join the workforce.
Or, some people believe that less money is required to raise children than others
Or, some people's spouse leaves them... or sadly passes away.
Or, some people have children when they are flat broke, then manage to make a lot of money later in life.
Life is unpredictable!
I grew up dirt poor, with much less than my children have and you know what I'm glad. I got myself an education and I value everything I have. I'm simply not interested in materialism. I'm happy with little, as is DH.
Different priorities I guess, and neither one is wrong or right.
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