We've talked a little bit about the big issue of childcare vs stay-at-home-mum care in a previous post (you can read it here). The general consensus seemed to be that there is no right answer when it comes to the question of what kind of care is best for an individual child - what suits one family may not suit another. You were very firm on the need for women to support each other in their choices, whatever they may be.
Well, new research has backed up our intelligent opinions, as Babblebaby recently found out. In their interview with Dr. Penelope Leach, author of a new book on child care of all kinds, they find that “the quality of care matters much more than the kind of care.”
I urge you to read the article - it's an interesting introduction to one of the few books which doesn't continue the polarisation of working women and stay-at-home mums. Let's hope it's the start of a new, more accepting approach to the childcare debate.
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