Out of curiosity, what are the rations in your state?
If you firmly believe that childcare for young children can damage them emotionally maybe you should also provide three pieces of research to suppport your opinion?
I am very protective and cautious who I ever leave DS with, but I fully trust the girls at his daycare centre. They're all so professional, loving and caring towards DS and refer to the children as 'their babies'.
Last edited by Ellewood; 14-08-2012 at 17:09.
The childcare = abuse comes from the Mem Fox quote. It was said to her and she repeated it as she agreed.
The difference between manufactured formula for babies and childcare is that childcare has been around ever since we all hung out in caves. There is much anthropological evidence that children were cared for by extended family and tribes while their parents hunted/gathered and in the initial stages of farming and animal husbandry were becoming established. Even in many native tribes today looking after children is the business of the whole village - granted babies and little kids are more woman business, but older boys are apprenticed and guided by a significant male and ultimate the whole village guards the entire extended family and tribe population.
I think modern day care settings mimics a tribal setting very well. I also acknowledge that childcare does not suit all children and in fact aberrant genotypes are an essential part of a species survival, and as such once size fits all goes against the grain of the human species surviving. If we acknowledge that raising babies should be more instinctive and less rigid, we have to accept that one size fits all is not possible or natural.
ETA. - even formal state schooling does not suit all children which why Montessori, Steiner, homeschooling and unschooling exist
I dont think that it is natural for women to be with their children 24/7.
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