5 Ways Daycare is Supposedly Ruining My Kids by Ask Your Dad

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5 Ways Daycare Is Supposedly Ruining My Kids by Ask Your Dad

Both of our kids go to daycare. They have for most of their short lives. Every once in awhile I stumble across an article or a conversation where folks are talking about how horrible it is that some kids have to go to daycare. There is a lot of guilt out there to roll around in. I know. I know. If Stevie and I really prioritized our kids we should be able to figure something out where one of us could stay home. It’s really the best gift we could give to our kids and if we love them we should really consider it. They are only going to be kids once, and if we didn’t plan on raising our kids, why did we have them in the first place?

Seriously, these are things I have heard… or read. The Internet is full of people who think they know things.

The irony in that last sentence aside, here’s the thing: My wife and I bought a house while we were employed, and then we had two kids. Our incomes are spoken for. Unless we want to sell the house, or one of our salaries magically doubles in the next year, the kids are going to daycare and preschool. Sorry Internet. Sorry kids. I guess we fail.

Here are 5 ways that us sending our kids to daycare is supposedly ruining them…



John Kinnear headshotABOUT JOHN: John Kinnear writes the parenting blog, Ask Your Dad. He is a father to two tiny humans and does his best to be funny on purpose. Most of the time it is on accident. You can find more of him on Facebook and Twitter.





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