“Call it a ministry, or call it an essential service, but in my humble opinion daycare is a necessary evil. Especially so for young babies who have not yet developed a healthy attachment to their parents to be separated from those parents for the vast majority of their waking hours daily.”
(Harriet Rigby – Not the Bee) Is daycare a societal good? Or a necessary evil?
Thanks to conservative pop-culture commentator Alex Clark of Poplitics, conservative moms are having the much-needed debate.
Clark recently interviewed author Suzanne Venker on her podcast, The Spillover, to talk about all the myriad problems with daycare. Venker argues that daycare should be a last resort for families, but in the current culture, it’s become a default for many moms.
And boy let me tell you, moms are mad about her take. [watch the video]
In past generations it seemed obvious to most people that the ideal was to have a mom home with her kids, and if that wasn’t possible, to look at other options. But that doesn’t seem to be as obvious to parents anymore.