You’ll be surprised at how far behind you are with work after taking maternity leave—and that’s no more than a year! Imagine taking all your children’s childhood out of work.
You would lose the skills that you had and, even if you kept them, they wouldn’t be relevant. The best way to keep up to date with the work place and the skills you have gained is to be there.
Being a stay-at-home-mum is great for spending time with your children but there comes an issue with socialising. It can be very isolating with only a babbling baby to talk to.
Even if you choose to go to parent and baby groups, it can be isolating and unsociable. By working, you will have the chance to talk to others of around your own age!
You’re not the only person who gets to socialise. If you have no choice but to put your little one in a nursery, she will learn to socialise.
This is an important skill for opportunities in the future and there is no time to learn than as a baby. It won’t seem like she socialises much at first but babies pick up on cues and not words!
If you have an only child, it can be difficult to teach sharing.
Even if you have more than one, teaching to share isn’t always possible – they may enjoy playing with different toys.
When in day care, other children will want to play with the toys your little one has.
As your baby gets older, around 10 months, separation anxiety sets in. You may find that your little one doesn’t want to be separated from you at all or is fine until you go out of the house.
Being a working mum helps with this as she’ll get used to you being away.
Your children will follow you. If they think you don’t do anything, they will have those same aspirations.
Working makes you an excellent role model for them and will encourage them to have goals of their own.
When you’re looking after children, you tend to have the same stories time and time again.
It can get stale and you may feel guilty for your partner bringing in all the money. It can cause stress in the family life, which working avoids.