ANSWERS: 43
  • Why shouldn't it be...??
  • I dont think its a good idea, man was made by God to be a provider, we are programmed that way.
  • of course it is, just because we are women doesn't mean that we can't provide for our family, ther is absolutely nothing werong with that, and think about it, what guy would reject a day to stay ay home?
  • Yes it dosnt matter if the woman works or if the man works as long as their children are being taking care of....
  • i dont think theres nothing wrong with that, aslong as the man is happy with his role and the women is happy with hers.. i beleive couples should compromise with their chores should be shared equally... depending how they want to share it.. :)
  • If it's an effective lifestyle for both parents, absolutely. It IS non-traditional. Some women are not as warm and loving as their male counterparts, so in the end the children win by having daddy home. Sometimes the woman has a better paying job that the man, and the only way to have the children stay at home is if the mother's salary were kept. Whatever the reason, I have no right to judge.
  • sure that's ok. Whatever works best for the family itself is all that matters
  • I think so. We have a stay-at-home husband in our neighborhood. His wife works and he takes care of the kids during the day.
  • To each his own. There is no reason that a man can't be a homemaker or a woman, the sole breadwinner. If my wife told me that I could quit my job and stay home, as long as I did the housework and cooking, I would happily jump all over that. :)
  • traditionally i guess it makes people uncomfortable. because of that men lose their status as provider and woman seems almost as a threat to man for having a higher financial status at times. personally i see no problem with it and any woman that can maintain her mothering identity and still be happy in her career then MAJOR +'s for her, and for the wonderful man that can let that happen without severely bruising his ego. it's ok if the couple referred to has no problem with it.
  • Course. Just like it's okay for the man to work, while the woman takes care of their children. If the family is happy, I see no problem.
  • i think its fine for the woman to work while the guy stays home. i stay home and take care of our 4 children while my wife works second shift, i get bored sometimes but i dont mind it. we kind of take a very traditional role except reversed i do everything around the house cook, clean laundry and my wife makes the money. sometimes i feel a bit inferior because i always took the stance that a woman should stay home while the man works but i moved here from england and i dont want to work illegaly so until i get a work permit we have to do what we can.
  • Yes, to me there is no gender related duties within a family. The most important thing to consider is what works best for the family.
  • Yes if that is what works for the couple.
  • Yes It's fine. Whatever works.
  • Yes I think its great!
  • yes of course. I admire men who do that.
  • Yep ..it is perfectly normal :-)
  • Most definitely.
  • That whole thing just doesn't sit right with me. I want to be the bread winner goddammit!!
  • Yes, that's perfectly fine in my book. It all depends on what suits the family the best.
  • Well sure it is. This is 2008 and women have just as an important a position in the workplace and men do. I have several friends who make a good bit more than their husbands and none of the husbands complain about it...LOL They mutually help with children and the kids activities. I commend man or woman who fully devotes their time to stay home and rear the kids but realistically most families need both parents working.
  • its whatever wroks best for the family in question:)
  • Sure it is.What ever work..
  • if it works for them, yes.
  • Gods, yes.
  • yea, thats fine, as long as there both happy with it. I think that there should be balence though. Neither should ALWAYS be the provider or the once taking care of the kids. Should be a shared responsibility. Thats the new modern way.
  • Yes it is. Why wouldn't it be?
  • Absolutely yes, you're the lucky one to have a husband like him, give him a chance to take care of children, because They should know the mother's or women's pain is?. That's the way they know about how difficulty for women's who is working outside and inside the house is?.
  • I looked up to my father for structure and advice, and my mother for comfort and emotional well-being. I'm sure many kids feel the same way. I don't see anything wrong with it as long as he's still providing structure and a firm foundation on which to build self-discipline. And doesn't become a sodding couch potato.
  • I wouldn't have it any other way. I love to work, he loves the Wii. And daycare has never been an option.
  • Absolutely! There may be trends about gender-specific jobs (like, say more women than men would rather take care of the kids), but trends don't mean every individual will fit that trend. If it works better in one family for the woman to work outside the home and the man to stay with the kids, then that is how they should do it!
  • I have worked with teens for 35 years and can tell you the most well adjusted students have come from the traditional home! Mom stays home; Dad works but makes sure he is still an active member of the family!
  • yea its okay . so many ppl do that , and its working 4 them .
  • Hah, the perfect marriage!!!
  • It's interesting that you think taking care of children isn't work. But in response t your question, yes.
  • Yes, it's perfectly fine.
  • the question here really is, Is it ok by the man to stay at home?
  • I am a guy and have done both and they are both jobs. Now some may argue the advantages of spending time with their kids instead of working but with all the things that go along with "staying home" the quality time is not as much as people may think. Yes it perfectly fine as along as the "man" can handle it sometimes it is a blow to the male ego but I say rock on. hurtzsogood
  • Well, I guess as long as God is in that relationship somehow, it should be the same...
  • Why not?! This is the 21st century not 1518. If the wife is career oriented and makes a good living and the father likes being a stay at home dad then more power to them. It's nobody else's business and the question is so antiquated it's laughable.
  • i dont see why not

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