Would you trust someone else to care for your child? According to a UNICEF report, you could be taking a gamble on your child’s well-being if you send them to childcare at a very early age.
Mothers who have to rush back to their jobs after they give birth have no choice but to send their kids to childcare as a result their children are missing out on essential one-to one care in their first year.
Many mothers believe that it’s not really a choice, that sitting at home to care for your child for the fist year is a luxury not anyone can afford, Claire from Edinburgh commented in The Times newspaper here in the UK.
The only people who can afford to stay at home with their children are those on benefits. So called “hard working families” like mine have no option. We have to go back to work to pay the bills – or starve.
That comment rang so true with me; I have no children of my own but a friend of mine sends her two kids to childcare. Can you trust this woman with your children? I asked her once. ‘I have to, there’s no choice.’ Was here answer.
So are governments to blame then? Should governments have definite policies on maternity leaves to make sure mothers spend enough time with their children? What’s your country’s attitude towards childcare? And if you are a working mother do you feel under pressure to rush back to work?
The United States says troops supporting Somalia’s government should be allowed to capture Somali pirates on land.Currently countries are allowed to hunt down pirates in Somalia’s territorial waters but not pursue them on land.
Piracy on the coast of Somalia’s has been on the rise with a 120 attacks reported this year and 16 vessels still being held. But is it justified to go into another country’s territory to fight piracy? Is that a temporary solution to the problem?
Instead of trying to pass a resolution to get into Somali territories to combat pirates why arisn’t the UN helping Somalia form an elected government to handle its own affairs? Is it better to help Somalia fight piracy or form a democracy?
Would you take a pay cut to save your job? Some companies are now asking their employees to take a lower salary to avoid getting fired.
The latest example is of steelworkers at Corus who have agreed to take 10 percent cut across the company’s entire UK workforce of 25,000 for six months. A wise choce or are they selling themselves short?
And in a bid to save teh Auto industry The United States House of Representatives has approved a bill to lend the country’s three main car makers — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — up to fourteen-billion dollars to help them through the current economic crisis.
Here are a couple of more blogs expressing anger at the govermnet’s bailout. Glenn Hall says on this blog…
I’m not thinking about buying a car, and I don’t need a student loan — The bailout I need is for my retirement plan. If Paulson wants to buy some distressed assets, he can start there! And I bet there are millions more like me. Where’s our bailout?