Daycares are actual lifesavers for all of us working parents out there; they allow us to have a job but also have a secure place where we can leave out kids whilst we are at the said job. Thanks to the internet, some of us can work from home, and this means that we can spend more time with our kids, but daycare can still come in handy for those hectic days.
Daycares are great and are a space where our children can grow and learn how to express themselves. However, there are a lot of myths out there about daycares, and we need to demystify them as daycares are really helpful. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about some of the myths about daycares.
#Myth 1- Children need more time at home in their early life
I feel like this is a scam from the patriarchy to keep women away from the workplace and keep them in a subordinate position. This can be a personal preference, but we need to stop acting like it is factual evidence backed by research because it isn’t. Modern daycares are a place for children to grow both as individuals and academically.
The educators and caregivers in daycares pay attention to how your kid is doing not only emotionally but also physically, socially, and cognitively. It is a holistic place that looks after your child and strives to bring the best out of them. Your child will learn the basics of academics in daycare, but they won’t be learning the Pythagoras Theorem; they will be given the tools to succeed later on in life.
In daycares, children most learn through play, and this is something we can’t help but stress on. It is a chasm of society, and teach your kid how to interact with others and how to manage their emotions. This is hard to mimic at home, especially if you don’t have other kids around the same age, and this is why daycares are so great.
#Myth 2- They are too expensive
A lot of people leave their kids under the supervision of a relative or neighbors because they think daycares are too expensive. However, before coming to a rash conclusion, we recommend going around to a few daycares and looking at their prices as they may very well surprise you. You need to evaluate your situation before sending your kids to daycare, and we are aware that not everyone can afford it. The care that your kids will get from daycare and a relative is completely different.
If you have the funds but are on the fence about sending your kids to a daycare, then trust us and take this step; it will be beneficial to both you and your kid. You might also want to local at your local government or state laws as some of the actual provide funding to send your kids to daycare and alleviate your spending. This can start them off well in life, and what else can we want for our little munchkins.
#Myth 3- They are more likely to get sick there
This can be true, but this should be a big deal as long as your kids are up to date with all their shots. I think it is insane to believe that kids shouldn’t get sick; getting sick helps them build their immune systems, and shielding them from this can be detrimental to them in the long run.
Shielding them from this when they are younger can make them sicker when they finally catch a cold or the flu when they are finally free to roam around in the “real world”. Additionally, and we can’t stress this enough, get your kids vaccinated according to their schedule, and this is an excellent way to protect them from dangerous diseases.
Daycare centers are aware of how much bacteria and viruses spread, and they do their best to avoid this spread. Most daycare centers are remarkably sanitary, and they teach kids how to wash their hands and clean up after themselves, which can protect them from getting sick.
Remember, not everything you read on the internet is true, and you need to use your critical skills to separate fake news from actual news. As much as I love the internet, it can be an actual hellscape, and people write a lot of things just for a click, and you need to be wary of this.
As a single parent, daycares have been a real-life saver for me; they allowed me to work and have a space where I could drop my kids. This is why I’m an advocate for daycare and believe that more people should give it a chance before knocking it. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about daycares.
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