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These days many women are working in all fields. Till some
years back working women were confined mainlyto Education
but now their expertise is seen in various other special spheres like corporate offices,administration, research and many other
departments. Jobs which were considered exclusively for men are being grabbed by their better halves.There was a time when the slogan, “Hum do, hamare do”was popularThen ''hum dono
ek hamara ek'' was popular.Now many couples do not want to
have babies. They have a double income, and they want to
enjoy life without any encumbrance. The latest slogan now is
“dink” (double income, no kid).
Personally I feel that a couple must have at least one child,
Otherwise with the passage of time life will be dreary and dull.
The “dink” philosophy will thus become hollow. Moreover, in
later years conception becomes difficult. Now the big question
is, who will look after the kids in the absence of the
mother. Many husbands agree that working
women manage their households efficiently. They find ways
and means for child care. In olden days it was an accepted fact
that women were housemakers. Govt. of India has recently
increased the maternity leave to six months . There is also a
provision for paternity leave of one month. There are many
other options for looking after the babies of working mothers.
1. The grand parents can look after the babies. The children
are secure under the loving and affectionate care of the
2. A full time maid can be entrusted to look after the baby.
The credentials of the maid must be got verified through a
local police station. In all cities it is compulsory to get police
verification of servants.
3. If the family budget permits two maids may be recruited.
4. There are many offices which allow ladies to work from
home. Especially where the employee is working on a
computer. This is a very effective option, where the home
and office work can be successfully combined
5. Many offices employ candidates for half time .
6. There are crèches to take care of children. In the case of
crèches it must be verified that theyare approved by Govt.
authorities. It should have a qualified Doctor to take care of
the child in case of emergency. The hygiene and sanitary
conditions must also be examined.
If both, husband and wife are working, they can very well
opt for any one of the options suggested above.
Lots of toys must be made available for the children. These
can be purchased online from 'FirstCry.com'. This online
outlet has every thing which is required for the kids of all
I quote below the words of a famous writer,” Research has
shown time and again that infants who receive the high
quality child care and early education programs do better
in school, have more developed social skills and display
fewer behavior problems.”