Evaluation Researches had shown that in every ten families, four of them had both parents working and leaving their children at home. As such, their child is either being placed under the care of their grandparents or in the childcare centre.
Should parents continue working even if their children are very young? • Introduction1 •Argument:2 •Reasons For / Against • Conclusion3
Reasons for: Financial Parents are able to get a double salary to support the family due to the high cost of living in Singapore. Keep up with the tough competition in Singapore. The cost to raise children is very high and it is getting even higher as time goes on.
Reasons for: Financial It is to secure the family’s future. To pay for their children’s education and school fees. Children may suffer if there is the lack of income from the parents.
Do you know? According to the federal government, "It takes about SGD$8,490 to SGD$14,320 dollars to support a child in the first year alone.” This excludes the family’s utility bills, healthcare and some, having elderly parents to support. Reports had shown that “a child’s kindergarten fees can be as expensive as the fee paid by a student attending a university”.
Reason Against: Financial If one person’s salary is enough to cover the family’s expenses, then one of the parents should consider staying at home.
Reasons for: Relationship with relatives They can ask the child’s grandparents / relatives to look after the children, so they can learn some knowledge from them such as a language during that age. They can be very happy being with their grandparents who love children so much. They can adapt with different environment when they are taken care of by them.
Reasons against: Relationship with relatives Children are dependent on their parents when they are young. One of the parents should after the child so that the parent could see their children grow up and build better bonds between them. They can help the child learn how to appropriately express emotions, and create a loving bond. This bond will ensure that they know what their children are doing, how to make them happy, and when something is wrong.
Reasons For: Caregiver They can hire a caregiver for their children so they need not worry for them when they are at work. They can also send them to child day care center.
Reasons Against: Caregiver Leaving children with the caregiver may not be fully trusted. They do not show love and concern to them because it is not their own children.
According to the news in Chongqing, China, some domestic workers help the children to shower by putting them into washing machines, and eventually cause the deaths of children.
Reasons for: Independency and Skills While playing with other children in the child day-care centre, it improves the children’s social skills. It is as important as interacting with the family members. They can also be a little more independent. Inculcating independence in a child is a necessary life skill.
Reasons for: Independency and Skills Moreover, some parents have the skills and knowledge. Singapore needs people with the skills required due to the talent drainage. When both parents work, there will be more people to contribute to the society and also diversify the country’s economy.
Reasons Against: Independency and Skills When two parents work all the time and dont spend enough time with their kids, this makes the kids think working is more important than family and later when the kid grows up, he/she won’t listen too much to the parents. Because he/she is going to feel like they were never around.
Reasons Against Sometimes kids will bottle up emotions and situations not having a parent to run to. This may cause emotional problems and disorders.
Should parents continue working even if their children are very young? • Introduction 1 •Argument: 2 •Reasons For / Against • Conclusion 3
CONCLUSION:SHOULD BOTH PARENTS CONTINUEWhat is your view??WORKING EVEN IF THEIR CHILDRENARE VERY YOUNG?
NOT REALLY…So, should parents continueworking even if their children are very young?
SOME FINAL REASONS AGAINST IT: Stay-at-home Moms- teach their children that nothing is more important than family. They teach their children that taking care of the home is an important job as well. What is more important than family? A career may be important, but a family is more important. IT ALSO SOLELY DEPENDS ON THE FAMILY’S SITUATION.