April 7, 2009
Deflecting Arguments Against Staying-at-Home
Deflecting Arguments Against Staying-at-Home

Hi I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger and I just published a wonderful, touching, moving book (if I say so myself) In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms. Now I know a lot of you are (shh!) closet stay-at-home moms; you don't really want people to know. Why? Because they insult you, and they degrade you, and they demean you, and they argue with you. Well I'm going to tell you how to win all of those arguments, so that you can feel good about doing what I think is the most important thing I've ever done in my life, and that's being an at-home mom.

So I want you to be able to deflect the arguments that these other people are giving you...even your mother, for goodness sakes, sometimes...in this following way: "I don't understand why...you know, it's just as good if they go to daycare. They learn a lot there and they get to play with each other, and you're just being selfish, and you're wasting your education...and you are just being boring and your husband's going to leave you one day." That's a lot, isn't it? Yeah.

This is how you're going to handle it. You're going to go, "You know, you're probably right. But it is just so cute when he's lying in his crib and all of a sudden he notices his hands and starts playing with them. Or, or when he's in my lap and I'm feeding him and he's starting to drool and then he tries to feed me. Or when he just ran up after he was playing with his friends and he is all filthy and dirty and he threw his little pudgy arms around my neck and said, 'I wuv you mom.' You're probably right though...I would hate to miss those things."

I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger. The name of the book is called In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms. See you next time.

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