We believe that a stay-at-home parent works the equivalent of two full time jobs. Whether you are a stay-at-home mother or father we are being punished for taking care of our own children. We receive no compensation, no holidays or time off. And we do it gladly. However the government prides itself on being family oriented and then gives no help to those families that have a stay-at-home parent. Canada is in the midst of a population implosion and we believe that one of the best ways to stop this trend is to make it financially easier for families to bear. Even if the stay-at-home parent could claim the amount of childcare from the working parent as their income the financial burden on the family would be greatly lifted. We work hard doing one of the most important jobs in the world and we receive no acknowledgment for doing it. It is said "it takes a village to raise a child". Well it's time the government became part of our village and helped raise the future of this country.