MAN OF THE HOUSE: Benefits of Having a Stay-At-Home Husband

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Less Worry for the Parents

When both parents work outside the home, the demands of their job means that a babysitter, a nanny or some other form of childcare is needed. Choosing a nanny or a daycare is nerve racking, and no one really wants a stranger raising their child. If it makes sense for the mother to continue working because of her higher salary, her benefits, or conflicting work schedules, then deciding that the husband stay home means that their child is being raised by someone he or she knows and trusts and who shares the same family values. If his job doesn’t require his physical presence, then it’s a win-win situation – adding income while serving as the primary caregiver. This alleviates the stress of worrying that the child is being well taken care of, and the working parent can focus on work, not what’s going on at daycare.

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