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New Study Says Working Moms Have Unfit Children

Keeping Children of Working Moms Fit and Healthy

Pack your bags working moms, we're going on a guilt trip. As if there's not enough blame to push on the working mother, a new report came out giving those of us in the work force another reason to feel self-conscience for bringing home some bacon. A British study found that children of working mums spent more time watching television and had poorer eating habits than their peers with stay-at-home moms. While that may be the case, there are ways to skirt that issue. For instance, when I found out my nanny was taking my daughter to the bakery every day for a cookie, I thanked her for the kind gesture and then kindly asked her to refrain from the tasty pastry stop unless it was for a special occasion. Where there's a will, there's a way, which means parents may have to put forth the extra effort to set up guidelines for the caretaker but it is by no means a given that a working mommy's child should be less fit and healthy than its counterparts.

Do you have certain restrictions outlined for your nanny?

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FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
GOOD thought, lildorothy.
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 7 years
I would like to see fathers (working and stay-at-home) held accountable for their children's health and wellness to the same degree as mothers. Why must it always come down to something the mother is or isn't doing?
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I agree running. It's like there's always a competition -- whether you're a working/stay-at-home-mom, breastfeeding/formula feeding mom...it never ends. On that note, I try to ask my babysitter what my daughter eats every day. I understand when she has five kids afoot that it's not easy to make wonderful meals every time. Luckily she only goes to daycare twice a week, so I can control most of what she eats.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
thank you running!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
ugh, really ? when will women/ mothers stop pointing fingers at each other ?
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