Is one day of daycare doing more damage then good??
My 22 month old girl is attending daycare only once a week( that's all the centre could offer me). She is very attached to me and I put her in there for social interaction with other children. She is getting more upset everytime I drop her off and extra clingy when I pick her up( which is normally only 5 hours after). I've been told she needs to do two days to get any real benefit. True?? In which case will need to find somewhere else.
Your friends may be right, some kids do struggle with only one day and it causes them more emotional distress than pleasure. There's always a settling in period for all kids but if after a little while she's still upset and you're not seeing much benefit then it may be more beneficial for both of you to look for a centre which can accommodate her for two days.
You are right about the social interaction benefits but at the moment I think she's trying to tell you something and so is your heart.
16 Feb 2014