Controversial book says new moms should stay home for 3 years

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A book is generating quite a controversy because the author claims that working women today are "devaluing mothering." (WPVI)

A book is generating quite a controversy because the author claims that working women today are "devaluing mothering."

Erica Komisar wrote the book "Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters."

She links a recent increase in mental illness and developmental disorders in children with an increasing cultural devaluation of mothering.

Komisar says moms need to stay home with their children, not just for a few months but for a few years.

Some skeptics say staying home is not feasible for some women and that maternity leave is not always an option - it's a luxury.

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