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It is not necessary to emphasise the significance of a parent’s role in a child’s life. Parents play a pivotal role in shaping their children. It is quite common for fathers to work while mothers stay at home to care for the child. Some mothers decide to return to work. Is it possible that a mother who chooses her career is neglecting her child?

There are some advantages to having both parents work. Their way of life would be high-quality, it would teach their children the importance of time and how to value it, they would teach them to be independent, and so on. They would be able to better provide for their children if their income increased.

However, there are some drawbacks. Whether the good outweighs the bad is determined by the dynamics and circumstances of each family. Working long hours and being stressed can have an impact on the quality and quantity of interactions parents have with their children.

It has been reported that children whose mothers began working when they were three months old developed behavioural issues later in life. Children with part-time mothers had fewer behavioural issues. Sometimes a mother’s relationship with her child deteriorates to the point where the mother does not know her child as well as she could. Or, she could be close with her children, the distance making the heart fonder, as it is said.

But some studies found that a mother’s employment doesn’t impact a child’s cognitive and language skills as they are developed by individual traits and environment.

Women have the right to choose what they want, whether it is to abandon their careers to devote their full attention to motherhood or to pursue a career path that will allow them to provide the best possible care for their children. Raising a child, regardless of their choice, is a difficult task. If both parents work, the family must strike a balance in order to spend quality time together and maintain a positive dynamic. It is an unspoken truth that children require their parents as they grow up. Even if the father is the breadwinner in the family, he will make every effort to spend time with his child. A mother working will not hinder a child’s development if they take measures to be present in their children’s lives as a mother.

Being a working parent who must be separated from their child would be difficult for both the parent and the child. Each family is unique, and how the mother’s employment status affects the family will vary depending on the situation. It could result in either benefits or drawbacks. What is more important is how they balance work and motherhood. It is not acceptable to neglect one’s child for the sake of one’s job.