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Should I be stay at home mom? Would you?

Post by Guest » Sun, 17 Apr 2005 10:46 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of how Singapore see "Stay at home mom"? I know many Singaporean women work even after they had kids because of the high std of living there...What are the society perception for those who give up their career temporarily for their kids and family? I am an US college educated Singaporean who plan stop working for 2-3 years to raise two kids in USA and I plan to return to Singapore to work later. I am worried about how company see you staying at home for 2- 3years? In USA, companies are quit okay with that and sometimes see it as a noble things for family. I occasionaly do part time/freelance to keep my skills sharp.

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Post by ness » Sun, 24 Apr 2005 6:54 am

I don't know about Sigapore business, but I will tell you this. As far as I'm concerned, your family is your most important business right now, and whatever decision you make, you can't change later. If you decide to go ahead and work, you can never get that time back with your babies. Right now is the most crucial time with them. You can always have your career. :) I dont think you'll regret a decision to be a stay at home mom.

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Post by beenhere10years » Sun, 24 Apr 2005 8:06 am

If you can stay at home, then by all means -- the best place for you is with your children. You can take courses at night or better still volunteer your time to keep your skills sharpened up. I moved to Singapore becasue I knew I could stay home with the kids. And here's the thing: they need you more in the middle school years than they do as toddlers. Their problems are sooooo much bigger then. Best thing you can do for them is be there when they get home and need a hug or someone to talk to :D

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Post by Guest » Sun, 01 May 2005 12:00 pm

Well if you can afford to stay at home, by all means! Stay at home mums always deserve my respect and salute! I have 2 kids myself and i work. I regretted not staying by their side for at least e 1st 5 years of their lives, where bonding is the strongest here. But i had no choice but to work to support my kids. If i can afford to stay home, i'll definitely show 2 thumbs up!!! :wink:

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