Putting a child in daycare is a decision many parents used to fear. They don’t know what will happen to their children at daycare behind their backs, and they fear others critical comments such as, “Oh, you’re too busy to take care of your kid” and “I get it, there are plenty of things that are more important than your own young ones”. However, putting a child in daycare is actually a good parenting choice for these reasons:
1- Your child will become less stuck to you. Parents usually face the problem of their kids being too stuck to them and clinging to them all the time. They don’t manage to do anything effectively, not to mention having a moment to themselves to rest and have some peace. Daycares make children more used to others and less demanding of their parents.
2- They are much better educated at daycare. Children at daycare age learn through playing with other children and doing simple activities like listening to stories and singing with others. Parents may not be able to do these things at home and may not have been properly trained, like teachers, to do them.
3- Children in daycare learn to adjust better. Before experiencing daycare, many kids used to cry and ask their parents to give them their undivided attention. However, after daycare, they busy themselves by playing with their siblings.
4- Children who aren’t used to seeing many people tend to be shy. However putting such children in daycare can make them better at socializing with other kids and learning the different values kids need to learn when interacting with others.
5- Children improve their immune systems at daycare. I know that you should not be where there are germs and bacteria, but is there really a place without them? So, kids who stay at home handle a certain “set” of germs and bacteria and by that, their immune systems don’t have much training. Therefore, it is a good idea to put kids in daycare to slowly adjust to the different germs and viruses they might face any day.