I’m a research psychologist and I’ve been doing researches on the problems of marriage and family. Today I feel greatly honored to be invited to give a talk on this subject. Being a good parent is harder now than it has ever been before.
In pressurized modern lives, it is hard to be a good worker and a good parent at the same time. We haven’t left space for the care and nurturing that parents expect to provide for their children.
Traditional family imposes too many roles on females. Therefore, today many highly educated and economically privileged women are opting to take career breaks so as to be at home with their children for longer than the 18 weeks.
I think the whole point of marriage is that it imposes clear obligation, not just the right to pursue your own happiness. Children demand sacrifice and altruism, which means a long-term investment of parental time and money.