Children

Famous quotes containing the word children:

    Clara: I don’t think a mother should depend so much upon her children for her rewards in life.
    Mrs. Pilletti: Well, that’s what they teach you in New York University. It real life, it no work out like this.
    Paddy Chayefsky (1923–1981)

    Americans have internalized the value that mothers of young children should be mothers first and foremost, and not paid workers. The result is that a substantial amount of confusion, ambivalence, guilt, and anxiety is experienced by working mothers. Our cultural expectations of mother and realities of female participation in the labor force are directly contradictory.
    Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. “The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature,” Pediatrics (December 1979)