I would say, more time should be given during the first few years after birth then when the kid is old enough to go to school, the parents can slowly let their kids go and be more independent. Never have I said mom, or just dad. Both should spend equal time with their childrens - take turns or whatever.
I would at the early age start explaining the world that he/she will be going to so he/she would be more responsible, and ffs not to act like a moron like some other kids do.
Ok, where does your friend live?He believe if women didn't work, like man, and just stayed home with kids, we wouldn't have so many bad apples. After all women make good teachers. So why do women not think its right. After all it is for your kids right?