Part of being a parent means you have to make tough decisions, especially when it comes to your children.
Do you homeschool? Do you put your kids in daycare? Do you become a stay-at-home parent?
These are all questions that parents often ask themselves and if you struggle with coming to a decision, this might help with at least one of those decisions…
Experts Say Kids In Daycare Are Better Behaved Than Those Who Stay At Home and it something worth knowing about!
According to a new study conducted from Sorbonne University, kids who attend daycare tend to exhibit better behavior than those who don’t.
In addition, there are a few other important added benefits, including improved social skills and cognitive development.
The study surveyed nearly 1,500 children from infancy until they turned 8 years old. They asked parents to fill out surveys during that period of time, which chronicled their child’s behavior. The final conclusion?
“High-quality, centre-based childcare may be linked to lower levels of emotional symptoms,” researchers wrote.
Children in this study were divided into three different groups: centre-based care (the French equivalent of daycare), childminders (professional caregivers who look after 2-6 children), and at-home childcare.
The results determined that the children who attended daycare for more than one year demonstrated better social skills and fewer peer-related difficulties. There were also long-term benefits on a child’s overall mental health.
“Access to high-quality childcare in the first years of life may improve children’s emotional and cognitive development, prevent later emotional difficulties and promote prosocial behaviours,” Dr. Maria Melchior, co-author of the report, told Popsugar.
This honestly makes so much sense.
Have you ever noticed how our kids are often fighting, arguing and complaining at home but when with other adults and caregivers, they are on their best behavior? I sort of think this is along the same line.
This is certainly interesting and if you are on the fence on whether to keep your kids home or put them in daycare, this might just help you make the decision.