I found rare agreement with Sen. Jim Davis in his statement implying that stay-at-home moms benefit their children. Personally as a mother who stayed home when my children were young and as a professional who worked with children and families for 30 years, I believe that ideally the best setting for a child to develop is a nurturing home environment with mature, caring parents.
But Sen. Davis is incorrect in saying that the greatest gift a father can give his kids is their mother at home. The greatest gift a father can give his kids is first and foremost to acknowledge they are his children. From that essential step, fathers could become responsible for their children, be a part of their daily lives, participate in their care and guidance, and support mothers in the demanding and toilsome task of raising children.