Homework Help

How was the relationship of women in Ancient Egypt with their children?

teachers45's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 2 like

How was the relationship of women in Ancient Egypt with their children?

1 Answer | Add Yours

karythcara's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

In Ancient Egypt, women had equal legal and employment rights. Their relationships with their children were such that they cared for the young, often through nurse maids, and then the children cared for the mothers when they grew old. Despite all the freedom and equality for women in Egypt, women and their children were nonetheless owned by the husband and father. This limited the maternal-child relationship in certain aspects but not in material day-to-day activities.

Sources:

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes