Anonymous

Benefits of Daycare!

Obviously, there are special circumstances where daycare might not be possible or well-fitted to a child's disorder, etc, but for most, day care provides direct and lasting long-term benefits to kids' overall social, mental, and emotional well-being, according to this study. https://www.scarymommy.com/study-daycare-behavior/?utm_source=FB

  • Jessica
    Oct 05

    I guess I could see how social behaviors would be better because it’s constant interaction with other people and children, but I choose to be a stay at home mom so that I could make sure my kids get more one-on-one care..... plus i would go crazy not knowing how they are being treated in a facility. Only my personal feelings though! I’ve read studies stating the opposite but I suppose it depends where you are sending your child and what kind of care they are getting. Definitely positives to both!

  • Anonymous
    Oct 05

    Did some research. The daycares in France (where this study was done) are subsidized and government run, therefore highly regulated. Every daycare also has a psychologist on staff. The population in this study also was admittedly more upper class, so that may have an effect on the results as well. Having said that, I think any social interaction kids can get is great. I utilize local library, music, and swimming programs...and happily return home after 😁.

  • Ali
    Oct 05

    I wish I was a sahm often but agree my kids’ daycare experience has been positive for them in many ways. It has pushed them out of their comfort zone to help them grow socially. It has also taught manners I have never been successful at instilling in them! Lastly, they have been blessed with a babysitter who truly cares for them and wants the best for them. You can never have enough people like that in your child’s life.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 05

    Jessica - re going crazy not knowing how they are treated in a facility. Does that mean you're homeschooling too?