In a typical and patriarchal type of household, women or mothers are usually unemployed and are focused only on taking care of her children, abiding her husband and making sure that everything in the house is in order. It is the role of the mother to take care of the family emotionally whereas the husband or the men are task to provide the financial and material needs of the family.
But as time goes by, years pass by the role of men and women are interchanging and sometimes you can hardly differentiate the both. As what they say, there is no such thing that men can do but women cannot. For all the things possible to human can also be done by women, but definitely there things that only women can do such as getting pregnant and breastfeeding.
As I have said, the roles of men and women nowadays have switches. There are actually homes wherein the mother is the breadwinner of the family and the father is the one who stayed at home to take care of the family. And that is where the concept of househusband comes in. Househusband refers to the family set up wherein the husband who supposedly the one working for the family is staying at home to perform the role of the wife and the wife on the other hand takes the shoes of her husband as the provider of the family.
An employed mother is not the same as the mother who stayed at home. They say that children grow up better if they have their mothers at home to take care for them. So what are the mother’s impacts on their children giving that they are employed?
An employed mother will have lesser time to be with her family especially with her children. And with that, the children will not likely to have a close relationship with them especially if they seldom see her. Another mother’s impact is not their children feel less loved. It may not be the case for everyone but to most, it is.
Children will also feel less secured if they do not have their mother with them always. Psychologists say that it is the mother who can emotionally understand the children well compared to their father. Jealousy to other children will also develop to the children of working mother. As a kid, children always tends to be dependent to their mother, they always seek the care and the comfort that their mother can give to them. Mother’s are the number one supporter of the children, so in case the mother is missing the child will less likely to be productive.