I’ve had more feedback and positive responses to my article about working mums than about anything else I’ve ever written. It urges mums to not feel guilty and cites recent research which suggests that children whose mothers work outside the home are no more likely to have behavioural or emotional problems at age 5 than kids whose mums stayed at home.
One woman wrote to me to say:
“My daughter has just been diagnosed [with] ADHD. As a working mother you think ‘maybe if I had stayed at home she would be ok’. (I know it’s silly). So the article means a lot to me – thank you.”