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A Gift for Mothers
We say that what a mother does is "priceless", that she is worth her weight in Gold, that no money could reward her for what she does. Yet, we choose to leave mothers out of the financial loop, allowing so many of them here and around the Globe, to rear thier chlldren in poverty.
Imagine a world where ALL mothers and caregivers received a salary and status in recognition of their contribution to Society, to community and to humanity.
Imagine if just 50 of the 168 hours of childcare a week were valued in this way by society
Imagine if All mothers enjoyed the same status as other contributors to our society like Civil Servants, nurses, teachers, or even street cleaners.
Imagine a mothers 20 or so years of childcare being seen as more than a "gap", a period of "unemployment" or "time out" but rather as a legitimate, valuable and valued service to Society and to Humanity.
Imagine the impact on World Poverty if All mothers and children were taken out of the loop, and given pay and status.
Imagine a society where a mother or father is encouraged to stay at home to rear thier children as a career choice.
Imagine a society where, even if both parents want to pursue other careers, they have a nanny to ensure the continuity of care of their children
Imagine a society that trained and undertook the care and appointment of Nannies to care for our children, when parents need to work, or to give parents time out, holidays and sick leave, or just occasional homehelp when crises occcur.
Imagine the impact on womens careers when the "gap" years are seen as quality and valued work experience, leading not only onwards but upwards.
Imagine a world where Mothers are truely valued and allowed to share in the financial prosperity that flows to all other "workers" as an exchange for value or service given.
Imagine a world of nurturing for mothers and children alike.