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Category Archives: Day Care

Families Then and Now

  VINCENT C. writes: When one reaches a certain age – mine – and looks back at today’s child rearing practices, I cannot help but notice how U.S. society has been transformed in the past half century. No societal change has been more dramatic than the victory, temporary, I would pray, of convincing young women […]

More on Non-Maternal Care

  KATE writes: I wanted to make a comment that goes along with the caregiver’s comment in the previous entry, and that speaks to the differences between children who are in day “care” and those who are raised early in the home. It is absurd to me that we are still having this debate. I guess […]

A “Caregiver” Shares Her Notes

  A FEMALE READER writes: I am no early education scholar, and I do not hold an advanced degree in child psychology, but I have taken care of children (my own and those of other people) for twenty years. Somehow, I feel at least moderately qualified to add to your recent posts about maternal employment […]

Day Care Delusions

  Kathleen writes: I recently engaged in a debate via the Washington Post. What caught my eye was the title, “Caring for a Newborn Doesn’t Have to Hurt Your Career.”

The Parisian Nanny

Sebastien writes in response to Nanny Power: It’s a with great deal of interest that I follow your blog from where we are in Paris.  We have two boys, one of 18 months and the other of three years. In our building there are four households, including our own, that have young children. My wife is a full-time […]