Here's my point, all kinds of parents neglect their children, not just the one's who get reported. Parents, love your children, spend time with them, talk with them, play a game with them, they will be gone on their own sooner than you realize.
If both parents work, and do not have to, then the mom should quit and stay home. I have heard fathers say that they really don't need "her" salary, but she just loves to work!! Do you really think your children do not know that mom doesn't have to work? No doubt that at some point your children have heard that conversation and no doubt you have too, maybe you have had that conversation. Where we spend our time is where we place our value. I understand that sometimes both parents must work, but I would say that is rare.
work addicted mom enjoys work more than her children so she seeks out work and neglects the children.
But we put them in daycare, a good daycare, they even have a web cam so I can watch my child from work . . . justify all you want, but I have never heard a parent say, "I spent way too much time with my kids."
I realize that the drug addicted mom is not the same as a mom who works, but the commonality is the children are away from the parent and do not have to be.
We have been given eternal forgiveness and love, I hope we can extend that to others . . .
Gotta go to Sunday School . . . .