Infants, by design, were meant to be with their mothers. You can't argue that, can you? So then, wouldn't it be harmful to put your infant in daycare?
Blah, blah, blah, I know some people have to work/go to school/etc (Although I do both of those and still do not put my son in daycare)--I don't care. That's not the point of the question. Just because it's what you "have" to do, doesn't change whether or not it's harmful.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by piwife at 4:18 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Harmful may be a little strong.. I dont think it causes any kind of permanent damage, but i think it makes those young years tougher on the child and the parent, and how they cope with that--could potentially cause some issues that may carry on. I think it's way more emotionally scarring for me to miss out on all the things that other mothers got to see and do with their infants than it was detrimental to him. He has no memory of it, and we obviously were able to bond just fine. He is my world and I am his!
I am curious how you managed to finish school while working enough to support yourself without seeking outside care.
Answer by AMsMommy212 at 4:21 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 4:22 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by Shmop at 4:22 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by Skepticchick at 4:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Part time, QUALITY daycare didn't hurt my grad school (highest honors) and University freshman (Merit Scholar) grown children. What matters is healthy, involved, engaged and interested parents. No more, no less. A crappy, disengaged FT mother (and yes, there are plenty) provides no superior or safer environment for a child than FT daycare, imo-
Answer by Sisteract at 4:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by luvmyboysjj at 6:46 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
Answer by Quanishia at 3:39 AM on May. 13, 2010