On Women's Day I Would like to Draw Your Readers' Attention to Women Who Take on the Hard Job of Caring for and Nurturing Their Own Children

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On Women's Day I Would like to Draw Your Readers' Attention to Women Who Take on the Hard Job of Caring for and Nurturing Their Own Children


On Women's Day I would like to draw your readers' attention to women who take on the hard job of caring for and nurturing their own children.

Society has done a very good job in making these mothers feel like they are not doing a real job and a lot of mothers would rather pay a carer or a daycare facility to do it for them while they go out and earn money doing a "real job".

A person who has been well nurtured, especially in the non-verbal first two to three years, is more likely to develop into an adult who is emotionally mature and then more able to contribute to society and not end up being a burden to society and the economy.

People who have not been kept close to their mothers in the early years are more likely in later life to maybe become addicted to drugs, become involved in criminal behaviour, not care about protecting the environment, and their education may be negatively affected. They will also suffer from the stress hormone, cortisol, which is released into their system due to the separation and then are more likely to suffer from obesity, diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases. …

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