I agree that the mother should get out a couple of hours per day for her sanity. My wife goes to the gym 3 nights per week and volunteers one night per week as an ESL instructor. HOWEVER, we have a lot of neighbors that have both parents working, driving their one year old to Day Care in a $50,000.00 car- All because the mom can't stand the kids or they want the two vacations to Disney every year.
If you are going to have kids, than you should raise them -Not the Day Care Centers. If that is to tough for you, than don't have kids. Period.
So, I would say neither extreme is good. Parents should work together to raise their own kids and both parents need to work together to accomplish this goal(yes it is very tough at times, but we sacrifice and make it work).
posted on 11/30/2004 4:13:06 PM PST
"If you are going to have kids, than you should raise them -Not the Day Care Centers"--GeoPie
The first chapter of Eberstadt's book, Home-Alone America, discusses day care.
If you haven't had a chance to get her book yet, there's a website with a similar viewpoint to hers about daycare.
It's called "Daycares Don't Care", and its URL is:
Obviously, this website agrees with Eberstadt's & GeoPie's points-of-view about the negative aspects of daycare...
posted on 12/24/2004 5:52:12 AM PST
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