Are you constantly beating yourself up about being a working mom? Do you feel like you should be home with your young children because they may be missing out not having you around? Take a look at these reasons why it’s time to ditch the guilt of being a working mom.
Why You Need to Ditch the Guilt of Being a Working Mom
1. Your child will fare better in life.
A Harvard study showed that children raised by working moms are more likely to have jobs themselves, hold supervisory roles, and earn higher wages than children who were raised by stay-at-home moms.
2. Your child will become a better socializer.
His day includes interacting with other preschoolers and adults which improves his social development. He learns how to get along with others and resolve conflicts.
3. Your child has a better chance at academic success throughout his school years.
The U.S. National Institute of Health conducted a research study which found that children in high-quality childcare programs scored slightly higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement in their later teenage years.
4. Your child has a better chance of being healthy during his elementary school years.
Although your child may pick up bugs at preschool from his exposure to so many children, he will benefit down the road. A study which the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics conducted found that children under two years of age in daycare had more respiratory and ear infections then but were sick less often in elementary school than children who were cared for at home.
5. Your child will be better able to function independently.
As a result of attending daycare, your child will be less clingy. Being with other children on a daily basis will make him more independent. There are many things you can do to alleviate his early separation anxiety.
6. Your baby won’t hold a grudge.
Your baby won’t remember how many times you left him at daycare or how often he got upset. Ease your guilt about leaving him because he won’t mind. Once he gets into the routine, it will be normal to him.
7. Your child will learn necessary life skills.
From how to eat with a fork or spoon to, snapping, buttoning, and zippering his clothes, your preschooler will be learning lots of life skills every day at the appropriate age level. You’ll be amazed when you see your little one doing these tasks automatically at home.
If you have a baby or young child in daycare, it’s time to ditch the guilt about being a working mom. Reflect upon all of the benefits your preschooler is realizing while you are working.
Chappell Schools of Jacksonville, Florida has been providing child care and preschool learning programs for 55+ years. Our educational programs address the TOTAL child – cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially. We pride ourselves on being voted one of the “Top 50 For-Profit Child Care Organizations in North America.” Visit one of our eight centers to see how we make learning fun by contacting us at 904.739.1279. To get more child care tips, please “Like” our Facebook page.