I keep reading in the Wall Street Journal about how difficult it is for two-career homes, even parents like Rick and Barbara Montell.
Rick showers, reads the paper, ready for work by 6:00 AM. Then he awakens the two children, dresses them and gets their breakfast. Moms turn comes at 6:00 PM. Both of their companies provide sick child care, flexible work schedules and child care benefits, but day in and day out its still tough going.
We may have to wait about 30 years to find out the research effects on children raised by two tired parents. Meanwhile, my guess would be that the children will understand if they knew their parents had to work to sustain family and life. But if the children find out their parents work for just more stuff and junk, it may make a pretty big difference
it may be a different answer.