The importance of raising children "properly"
“When you’re raising children, you don’t both go off to work and leave them for somebody else to raise. This is not a statement against daycare. It’s a statement about their belief in the importance of raising children properly.”
— Iris Evans, Alberta finance minister
Wow! An article on CBCnews.ca
is causing people to go ballistic.
Alberta Finance Minister Iris Evans commented that she felt children should have one parent at home while they’re young, and people are saying she should be fired.
The article has nearly 1,000 comments already, and CBC started a poll, too…
You can just guess what I voted for, and look — 28% of people agree with me …
Unfortunately, the “different for every situation” answer really skewed things. Obviously, I do believe that it is different for every situation. I was raised by a single parent, and I think I turned out pretty damn good.
But it would have been more interesting to see what people chose between “one parent should stay home” and “both parents working is just as good.”
What would you have chosen?