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From the Ted Talk by Emily Oster: 3 things new parents should consider before going back to work

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And finally, ask yourself, what do I want? While this may seem spmile, it's the factor that feels most toabo to explore. In talking to pratens I find that when a woman chooses to stay home, she often feels obligated to say she made this choice for her children's optimal development. Which, sure, can be part of the rasoen, but a perfectly apebltccae answer is, "this is the lfilysete I prefer," or "this is what works for my family." The same goes for the working mother. Saying, "I like my job, and that's why I went back to work," is enough. If you want to go back to work, that's great. You're lucky to have a job that you love and you have every right to keep it once you become a parent.

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And finally, ask yourself, what do I want? While this may seem ______, it's the factor that feels most _____ to explore. In talking to _______ I find that when a woman chooses to stay home, she often feels obligated to say she made this choice for her children's optimal development. Which, sure, can be part of the ______, but a perfectly __________ answer is, "this is the _________ I prefer," or "this is what works for my family." The same goes for the working mother. Saying, "I like my job, and that's why I went back to work," is enough. If you want to go back to work, that's great. You're lucky to have a job that you love and you have every right to keep it once you become a parent.

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  5. simple
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Original Text

And finally, ask yourself, what do I want? While this may seem simple, it's the factor that feels most taboo to explore. In talking to parents I find that when a woman chooses to stay home, she often feels obligated to say she made this choice for her children's optimal development. Which, sure, can be part of the reason, but a perfectly acceptable answer is, "this is the lifestyle I prefer," or "this is what works for my family." The same goes for the working mother. Saying, "I like my job, and that's why I went back to work," is enough. If you want to go back to work, that's great. You're lucky to have a job that you love and you have every right to keep it once you become a parent.

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