Viewpoints

Your contributions to:[email protected] (or suggested links) are very welcome. The views and opinions expressed in our Viewpoints section are not necessarily reflective of the views of MAHM which has three core aims (see ‘About Us’), but they do demonstrate that support for mothers at home comes from diverse places and people and reaches across the political spectrum. 

Viewpoints touches upon a range of wide issues which impact on the politics of the family – including Employment Legislation, Economics, Theories of Child Development, Parenting Culture, Feminism, and Relationship Support, to name a few. We aim to give space for open discussion on issues that impact on family life and family time. If you would like to contribute please send your article for consideration

Labour’s plans to institutionalise children

Labour’s plans to institutionalise children Laura Perrins, writing for MIPPR,  comments on Labour’s plans to offer ‘free’ 25 hours of childcare to all ‘working’  parents paid for by a ‘bank levy’.  As Laura points out nothing is free.   It might be free at the point of use,  but all taxpayers will end up funding […]

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Childcare policy based on Asda survey

Childcare policy based on ASDA survey Campaigner Laura Perrins, writing for MIPPR,   reveals the startling spin behind the stats and surveys used in policy-making by all the main parties

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The people behind ‘high-quality affordable childcare’

The people behind high quality affordable childcare November 2013 Click on article above published on MIPPR website.  This excellent article from Laura Perrins reminds us that carers deserve a better deal too. *  As Laura says,  to describe childcare as a ‘barrier’ to work is misleading when many mothers aren’t in paid work for a […]

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Getting women into the workforce encourages replacement not growth

Getting_women_into_the_workforce_encourages_replacement_not_growth.pdf Belinda Brown   November 2013 Send your views to [email protected]  

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School for 2 year olds? Why not for one year olds? Indeed why not for foetuses?

School for 2 year olds? Why not for one year olds? Indeed why not for foetuses? asks Laura Perrins writing for Conservative Home November 15th 2013 Send us your views.    Aren’t children learning when they play at home?   Do babies really benefit from daycare or should mothers be supported to take care of […]

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‘These women are not me’

These women are not me, says Mel Tibbs writing in Feminist Times. Can women in high-achieving highly-rewarded paid work represent all women’s choices about work and family?   Profile of MAHM in Feminist Times by Marie Peacock   send your comments to [email protected]    

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Early Childhood Development proponents want the state to become carer as well as provider

Early Childhood Development proponents want the state to become carer as well as provider     says MAHM volunteer Laura Perrins who writes for the Centre for Policy Studies (Nov 8th 2013).  Click on link above. Send your comments to [email protected] Do you think the best way of supporting children as young as 24 months is by […]

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Motherism: Opinionators are awash with it and that was just the weekend

Motherism: opinionators are awash with it and that was just the weekend says campaigner  Laura Perrins.    Click on link above. October 28th 2013 Have your say: Do you have an example of ‘motherism’   when your work caring for children has been criticised or judged by others?  Perhaps your story is a positive one and you […]

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Feminism and the Razing of the Village

Feminism and the Razing of the Village One view from ‘The Federalist’ ‘Feminism promised to empower women.  Instead it destroyed their support system’  says the author.  October 2013

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Busting the Left’s social breakdown myth

Busting the Left’s social breakdown myth by Beatrice Timpson,  writing for MIPPR How can we best support strong, stable family life?  MAHM comment:   if your priority is the ideal of mothers and fathers working together to raise children in a stable environment,  with access to a decent job,  affordable housing, good opportunities for young […]

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