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Should I send my child to daycare? Or stay home? The pros and cons

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You just had a baby, or maybe even pregnant. You have to make that all time decision, should I stay home with my new baby. Or go back to work? Their are many pros and cons for staying at home. As well as trying to find the right daycare center.

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If you choose to stay home, here are some advantages to staying at home.

You can save a lot of money by staying at home, daycare centers can be very expensive. Also staying at home would bring you a bigger bond with your child. Having someone always there is always going to be there for the rest of their life, instead of a nanny or a teacher, who will leave the position whenever they feel like it. Some moms say that staying home with their child is the most rewarding experience of their lives.

Some disadvantages of stay at home moms, is the loniness. Being around children all day and not socializing with people their own age can be hard. There are some moms who join groups and classes to socialize with other moms. Those who were working and now staying home feel a loss of identity.

Some advantages to working moms and daycare centers is that children and mom gets to socialize with others, parents feel a sense of accomplishments, also children make a lot of friends at a young age. They also grow a close bond with their teachers and care takers. Daycare centers can also be fund for children, their are lots to do an learn, also lots of fun activities to do. Children can learn so much such as letters and numbers just by being at daycare.

Some disadvantages of working moms, is that parents feel guilty about leaving their children. Some children have a hard time at first at new daycare centers. They tend to cry a lot. But as I have seen most children after a few days or weeks children join in and have the time of their life.

What ever you decide both have advantages and disadvantages. I have spent 10 years being a daycare teacher. I know the ins and outs of childcare centers. I understand what goes on there, I know most children get the best care they possibly can at daycare centers, as well I know moms to stay at home as well. I know mothers will choose the best choice for their lifestyle.



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