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Brandy McGallagher MrStanfield 031700 The Effects of a two career family on children Audience Working and Non-working Parents This paper is intended to open the eyes of working parents Quality time has become a password in two career families and many working parents try to set a side time in their hectic days to devote to their children But what are the qualities of quality time and what difference does it make in the lives of these children This question remains unclear in todays society Most parents are working at a full time job 40 hours a week five days a week Therefore when the parents arrive home from a hard stressful day at work they want peace and quiet This is actually where most of the problems begin According to the ISR or the Institute for Social Research states The most striking find was the comparatively small amount of time parents in this type of household spend in quality time activities When both parents are working that means both are equally tired and stressed when arriving home So when are they spending time with their children What about weekends when theyre not working we ask Statistics show that working mothers spend thirty minutes per day on weekends and working fathers spend fourteen minutes a day on weekends with their children What and where are these children during the rest of the time and more importantly what are they learning On weeknights and weekends you would expect parents to be parti cipating in activities and spending time with their childrenThey could simply converse with their children or play games and read to themYou would be bewildered at the differences these tasks make For instance a child who spends all of his time away from his parents may grow up and feel as if he was unwanted or in the way Where as a child that has extra time spent with him would
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