Today, I read in the Norwegian newspaper "Morgenbladet" that 80% of all one year old children are in day care in our country.
This one is not.
Because I believe it's my responsibility to be there for him.
And I believe it's best for him.
The newspaper article was written by Lars Smith, Professor at the Psychology Department at the University of Oslo.
He said that a one year old might do well socially at day care, but doubted that a day care environment will do good for his psychological development.
Oh well, I have not studied psychology -
but isn't it common sense that a small child needs his mommy?
Or his daddy...
To give comfort?
To explore this exciting world together?
To teach him right from wrong?
To love him unconditionally?
I'd rather have less money, but be there as long as he needs me.