collective modern idea of mothers then as compaered to now similarities and differences

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In addition to the above notes, people used to believe that mothers would automatically be better at caring for children than fathers, or that women would be better at childcare than men.  Now, we accept that men can take care of children, and even be better as “mothers” than women in some cases.


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One huge factor between modern moms and moms of past times is working outside the home. These days it is usally a given that a woman will work outside the home at some point. Even though some women stay home while their children are really young, they often return back to the work force.

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