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

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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.

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