Being a first-time parent is an exciting endeavor; however, the excitement quickly wears off when the realities of paying the bills sets in. In some cases, couples are well-off financially, and one of the parents can stay home with the baby. In other situations, that is not possible. So, what is a good parent supposed to do?
Many new parents are bombarded with mixed signals about daycare services. In fact, some of the negative messages might make you feel like a bad parent if you need to drop your child off with someone so you can go to work.
At Lolo’s Little Darlins Daycare & Preschool, a Rexburg Child Care facility, we understand that the decision to put your child in daycare can be tough, and we want you to make the decision that is best for your family. We would love to help you care for your child, but we might not always be the right fit.
To help parents everywhere learn more about how a daycare facility might help them, here are three daycare myths debunked:
Daycare will not lead to parental detachment
Many will say that sending your child to daycare will ruin the bond you have with your child. Sure, you might miss a few moments with your child while you are at work, but that will not destroy your relationship with your child.
If you make the most of the time you have to spend with your child, there is nothing in the world that can break that bond.
Your child will get plenty of care and attention
To get straight to the point, there will be other kids at the daycare. This might seem obvious, but it is a point that some to try to prove it is a bad choice, and they might try to convince you that your child will be ignored or forgotten due to the high number of other children. This is simply not true.
Each daycare facility is required by law to have a certain number of team members per child. This is done to ensure that each child is given the attention they deserve, and all their cares are met. On top of that, the staff at these facilities are exceptionally trained and qualified to care for children. They know what is best for your child, and they will always have your child’s best interest in mind.
Daycare will not make your child bored
When your child goes to daycare, he or she should be learning. If they are not, then you should choose a different daycare provider. Your child should never be bored because the staff is constantly giving them activities to do to keep them occupied and learning.
Three daycare myths debunked
We know you have your child’s best interest in mind. We do too. No matter what you choose to do, we know you are a great parent, and with proper care, he or she will grow up to do amazing things.