working mom vs. mom-child relationship

Jeniffer - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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can it really affect the mom and child relationship if moms are working and just have little time for our baby? im a bit scared that she wont be that attached to me anymore when she grows up.. any suggestions what I can do.. thanks! greatly appreciated..

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Michelle - posted on 05/15/2010

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I have been a working mom through two kids my oldest is nine and he and I are very close, my daughter who is 1 is definitely a mommas girl but because they did not spend all their time with me they have developed special relationships with dad and grandma and aunties ( my close friend no relation) my kids are well adjusted yes my son would like me to be home more but that is because he wants to do more dance not because he wants me as I am the chuaffeur to most extracurricular activities. As long as the time you are spending with her is true quality time you talk and have fun she will remain close. don't stress over it. You are showing her that woman can hold down a job be a mom and still be independant all things our daughters should see. She will be proud of you. hope this helps

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Denise - posted on 05/18/2010

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i've been a working mom the whole time my kids have been growing up...they appreciate as they get older...ya it's a bummer sometimes...but my kids understand i still make time for them too...my kids are now almost 15 and 11 and they respect and appreciate what i do for them even though i work...

Tah - posted on 05/17/2010

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my children are 13, 8 and 3. I have worked all but a short time right before nursing school and i can't get them off me..lol..ii joked my 13 year old i was going to get a restraining order because he was following me around so closely the other day....lol...your children know your mom..they are resilient and you have a bond that working won't break.

Amy - posted on 05/16/2010

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I don't think it matters too much. I agree to try to make some special time with them. Also, find things that just you do for her. For the first several months I was the one who mostly gave baths (now that he's older and getting messy more often DH does more of that). I'm the only one who will cut his nails, and if I'm home I need to put him to bed.

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