Position Paper

440 WordsMay 13, 20132 Pages
Limiting the say a child care provider has in the upbringing of the children whom the care is provided for will cause confusion between the child, caregiver and parents. Limiting the say childcare providers have in the upbringing of the children, whom the care is provided for, can cause confusion between the child, caregiver and parents. Children are like sponges soaking up every bite of knowledge introduced to them. The person providing their primary care generally introduces a child’s knowledge to them. Parents want time to care for their children and often work life does not permit that. According to a published study in Day Care: Parents versus Professional Advocate 88% of all women agreed with the statement, “If I could afford it, I would rather stay home and care for my child.” Parents often feel that what they say should go for the child, but in most cases the person whom spends the most time with the child, is more aware of the child’s needs and responses to authority. Parents can often times confuse children by saying things like “You listen to what mommy says not what the nanny says”. Many parents feel inadequate when the child responds more to the caregiver verses the parent. It is important for parents to develop a clear understanding with the childcare provider, of what joint care should consist of. When parents have a caregiver provide more then 80% of the child’s care for them, input on the care should always be treated in the ways that a joint custody situation is handled. This is important to have the child brought up in a way that brings understanding and less confusion to his or her development. According to a study done by the University of Chicago based on a National Institute on Aging survey of more than 13,000 people ages 50 and older say the they have been the primary caregiver for their grand children for more than 2 years of

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