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Activity Sheet 7-A: Advice to Parents: Ask the Expert
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Dear Expert, My husband and I are expecting our first baby in two months. We both work full time and I planned to return to work after six weeks. Last week my mother-in-law said she thought I should reconsider this plan. She said that if I am not home with my baby, emotional bonds will not form and we will never develop an attachment to each other. My husband thinks his mother is right and that the baby may even become more attached to the day care teacher or babysitter. What do you think I should do? We need my paycheck to pay the rent (we would have to move if I didn’t work). If I keep my job, what kind of child care do you think would be best? Worried Mom-to-be


Dear Worried:

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