I do realise that other kinds of families use daycare. A friend of mine has english as her second language and doesn't speak it at home (a single mum also). So she puts her boy in daycare so he can be fluent and not behind when he gets to school.
Yes it is in the working parents section so I am sorry for not patting everyone on the back saying great article, very true. I give my support to parents doing the best they can but really think the article is misleading.
Great for those with kids who love daycare, it takes away the stress of worrying about daycare. But it doesn't help those who are at work helping other kids through their days knowing their own child is distressed for 9 hours of the day and sleeping for another 12, and the rest of their awake time on daycare days are spent in sadness because they know they deserve to be at home.
I wanted to let all of the mothers who use child care know before I go:
My mother has cancer that will never be cured. I went to child care since toddlerhood. I didn't take to child care but she worked so we could eat and have a roof over our head.
As the article states, as I got older I didn't care that I'd attended child care.
What I cared about was that I was loved, cherished, nurtured, fed, clothed, housed and tucked into my warm bed each night.
I don't think back to my childhood and think "wow, I really hated child care, how could my mother do that to me?" all I remember is the freaking awesome life I had.
Don't let people get you down girls Children grow up and they DON'T care that they went to child care. I don't care what anyone says.
My beautiful, beautiful mother is the best mother in the world.
the article doesn't support the conclusions that people have drawn from it, but any other message than "daycare is okay for any child of any age for any duration as long as it is motivated by necessity" is met with great negativity.
I think I'm gonna take a break from this place also. I have a new and more demanding job so I have less time anyway and I want to spend my free time with the kids. Today I have to send my daughter to daycare with yet another ear infection. I feel awful but she gets ear infections every fortnight as we are waiting for her to have grommets put in still. I have days where I want to ask about this on bubhub. But I know I will be harshly judged.
I also went to daycare full Time. I haven't got any bad memories of it. I think my mum awesome. We are extremely close. Having a working mum was normal to me. It didn't hurt me.
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Even in my family, having a working mum had no affect on me or my older brother, but there was no way my mum could work with my little brother. He was turning 12 when our parents split, after that she had no choice. My older brother and I were working ft in other towns but I had my brother weekends and holidays from the time my dd was born when he was 14. She worked in a school from 8 to 4 so he was dropped at school by a neighbour and went to the pool for swim squad training after school where my mum met him after 4 so he wasn't on his own, and she wasn't working long hours, but it still hurt him to have a working mother. We are close, but the damage is obvious, and my dd has the same personality.
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