I started reading "The Power of Play" and do mean to finish it but other things intervened. So far it is a wonderful, thought-provoking book. To get a quick fix I checked out David Elkind's blog on the Just Ask Baby website.
The post on working mum's got my attention, for obvious reasons. I work and I'm a mum..... cutting to the chase, the punchline of the column is,
"Overall, it appears that maternal employment need not be a significant factor in a child’s long term emotional, social and intellectual development."
Interesting stuff, read it anyway.....