Published: Monday, Dec. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Kudos to Greg and his wife for raising daughters who can see themselves in
careers outside the home, especially in fields such as medicine and
engineering.I know encouraging careers for women outside of the home
may get responses from "defenders of traditional roles for women" so let
me just say: Homemaking isn't a career. Homemaking isn't motherhood.
Women can pursue careers and motherhood. Girls and young women should always be
encouraged to aspire to more than "just being a mom" (a response I sadly
hear too often even now), just as young boys are encouraged to aspire to more
than "just being a dad".You never know, for sure, if
marriage/parenthood is in your children's future (for any number of
reasons), but you can be fairly certain they will need to be able to support
themselves financially, so you should encourage them to find a career that they
can enjoy for a few decades, as the retirement age is only going to increase.
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