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Daycare centers are an ideal solution for working couple who wish to leave their child in safe hands when they are away. Crèches and day care centers might as well be a good option where the children might get to interact with other kids and develop social bonds.
Researchers from the Pennsylvania University who conducted a study on child's relationship when sent to daycare, feel that the child- parent bond might weaken over the years. This they say, is influenced by the fact that every relationship needs to be nurtured and the lack of time with working couples adds to the drawbacks that set in from sending kids to child care centers.
The claims of this research are also supported by the report compiled by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD).
According to Heather Turgeon's article, "The Daycare Question," starting in 1991, kids in day care centers experience higher levels of stress in comparison with kids under parental care. This, he says, could be a result of the noisy, busy, emotional places with constant interaction with other kids and not enough soothing adult attention.
According to Gina Lalli, “Studies show that high-quality day care has no significant effect on the parent-child relationship, while poor-quality day care can have negative consequences.” A child who is in the company of his/her peers might develop self-confidence and be more socially active. However, there might be issues when it comes to family bonding owning to the fact that the child did not get to spend enough time with his/her parents.