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OMG...childcare mentally damages children!!

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Doesmybumlookbiginthiss Sun 15-Apr-12 18:45:06

Just found this site, ok it is actively encouraging stay at home mums but it has complied a list of scientific evidence from many different areas to back their claims up.

Site here:

The research offered up states that:

Nursery children arrive at school with bad attitude
High working hours lead to family breakdown
Children under three are clearly better off being cared for by their mothers.
Daycare increases maternal employment but not family income
Children in daycare from infancy are less compliant, more aggressive and more likely to have behavioural problems.
Mothers going back to work early leads to slower emotional development in their children
Children in daycare from infancy are less compliant, more aggressive and more likely to have behavioural problems.
Away from mother’s care between 1-5 increase chances of problems later in life
and more!!!

Its such a scary read but so much of my instinct tells me it is true.

Thoughts anyone?

GlaikitFizzog Sun 15-Apr-12 18:49:02

Yeah well if its a choice between those things maybe happening and my children not eating I know which id choose.

PotteringAlong Sun 15-Apr-12 18:52:04

I haven't read it but am fairly sure it's bollocks.

IAmBooyhoo Sun 15-Apr-12 18:52:36

no mention of the impact woring fathers have on child development then? no? blame it all on the mothers as usual.

Gumby Sun 15-Apr-12 18:53:19

Every point is crap

I'm a lawyer, I went to uni, i went to day care
Nuff said

IAmBooyhoo Sun 15-Apr-12 18:53:36


Gumby Sun 15-Apr-12 18:54:21

So much of your instinct tells you it's true?!?


SigmundVoid Sun 15-Apr-12 18:54:31

Oh do behave

Are you a journo?

EMS23 Sun 15-Apr-12 18:59:34

My DD has been in nursery since 6 months old do she's obviously fucked then.
Perhaps you could take her OP, being as you're so wonderful, she'll be much better off with you.

ReallyTired Sun 15-Apr-12 18:59:37

There is always plenty of crap on the internet to back up every view point. You have picked a website set up by people who feel that mothers should be at home full time with their kids. Its hardly going to be an impartial source of information.

You make your decisions and I will make mine.

MinnieBar Sun 15-Apr-12 19:00:05



ThisWeekonFancyPuffin Sun 15-Apr-12 19:05:24

Its such a scary read but so much of my instinct tells me it is true.

Are you this breathy and shocked in real life?

TheFallenMadonna Sun 15-Apr-12 19:09:13

Do you use childcare for your children?

Purpleprickles Sun 15-Apr-12 19:11:29

Wow MyBum you are posting this all over the place. Have you tried AIBU yet?

NannyPlumIsMyMum Sun 15-Apr-12 19:11:52

Sunday is a day of rest.
We dont want bun fights today.
This has been done to death .
Am going to look for a thread that is less inflammatory and less likely to upset people.
Are you bored OP?

mamasin Sun 15-Apr-12 19:13:06

Gosh I hope all single fathers reading this article realise that their children are screwed, as a^ mother's^ care is so vital to their development and their own input neglibible. How scary to think of all those neglected children dumped in childcare that will torment your own perfectly raised children!hmm

Jajas Sun 15-Apr-12 19:13:54

There is a lovely house porn thread going on NannyPlum, far more interesting.

storminabuttercup Sun 15-Apr-12 19:14:23


I wonder if this will be discussed by our dear friend mr wright this week....

HereIGo Sun 15-Apr-12 19:16:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sirzy Sun 15-Apr-12 19:17:18

There is evidence to suggest that for SOME children starting nursery young (under the age of 1) and being there for over 20 hours a week can cause SOME attachment issues for children. Emphasis on the SOME, for most it will have no long term negative problems.

SilverMachine Sun 15-Apr-12 19:18:17

Well, my DC's go to a lovely childminder during the week whilst I am at work. She takes them to the park, library, museum and to play centres after school, does baking and craft activities with them, lets them help care for her pets and they are extremely happy there. DD received an award at school recently for consistantly good behaviour and both DC's are doing very well educationally, so I can not relate to any of those statements in the OP.

As you say, this is from a site that actively encourages SAHMs so maybe possible that it is going to be a little biased?

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 15-Apr-12 19:18:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BelleDameSansMerci Sun 15-Apr-12 19:21:10

OP already tried to resurrect thread from July 2011 on same subject...

BlackOutTheSun Sun 15-Apr-12 19:22:37

what a load of shite, and I say that as a sahm

NannyPlumIsMyMum Sun 15-Apr-12 19:22:44

Thanks jajas OP clearly has a problem with working mothers ... He/she is either a journo or feeling inadequate enough to try and make others feel crap too ...

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