Stay-At-Home Parents Should Be Paid Over $160,000 A Year To Care For Their Kids, Study Says

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If you are a stay-at-home parent, you know that the struggle is real. Most stay-at-home parents are not bringing in an income, but are doing the work of 20 people, daily — as they watch over and take care of, their children.

According to to  stay at home parents should be making $162,581 per year. Their article places this figure for stay-at-home ‘moms’, however, this is 2019 people — it really should be stay at home parents as there are many stay-at-home dads in the world!

The average stay-at-home parent has a hybrid role that includes, but is not limited to the following professions:

  • Academic adviser
  • Accountant Buyer CEO
  • Coach
  • Day care center teacher
  • Janitor, SR
  • Judge
  • Marketing manager
  • Plumber
  • Photographer
  • Psychologist
  • Staff nurse
  • Teacher
  • and many more!’s estimate does a good job at showing the myriad skills that stay-at-home parents have to master to do their jobs. More importantly, it shows just how important they are not only to their families but to the community at-large.

The United States does very little to help stay-at-home parents financially. However, other countries have stepped up and are compensating parents for staying home and raising their children.

According to Vox, here are countries with a “universal child benefit” and what they pay out to families with two children:

  • Luxembourg: $8,750
  • Belgium: $5,709
  • Austria: $5,704
  • Germany: $5,620
  • Ireland: $4,060
  • Sweden: $3,507
  • Finland: $2,883
  • Denmark: $2,794
  • Norway: $2,576
  • Netherlands $2,404
  • France: $1,779

When you think about it. We all work to support our families, but what about the people who are staying home and taking care of their family, on the front lines?