it says monday to friday. so the parents spend their time with the kids on the weekend. i dont see the big deal and liken it to childcare WITHOUT the stress you go through when you get the kids home and feed, bathe, read and put them to bed all in a decent time. i definately do not read it as people who should not have bothered having children. just cos they dont do it the way you do doesnt make them bad parents. maybe it makes them honest parents.
I'm kind of with you on this.. I don't think the ad is enough to say they shouldn't bother having children.
I agree, working parents have just as much right to have kids as those who choose to stay at home, whether you stay home to spend 24/7 with your kids or because it's not financially viable to work. These kids aren't babies, they are kids and old enough to be independent with an adult in the house. I've been a working parent, it sux having a baby in daycare from 7am to 6pm but we all do what we have to do, especially if you have no-one who can help you out like grandparents. As for needing a break from the kids, well I'm not the perfect mum even though I have stayed at home for the last 4 years, I need time out and fully admit it, I'm not a helicopter parent and never have been, doesn't make me a bad mum that I don't live in my children's pockets.
Finding outside school hours can be a nightmare, and some daycares don't have before and after school care so you need to factor in trying to get to multiple locations before each centre closes. They generally don't encourage homework, they have to do that when they get home and is there anything wrong with a mother wanting to work? She may have spent the last 8 years at home being a SAHM and is getting back into the workforce. When should a mother return to work? When the youngest has graduated year 12? This couple have decided that a nanny is the best for their situation, they haven't listed their life story so hard to say that they don't care for their children and pretty harsh to say they should never have had them.