The importance of "quality" time
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|Wed, 04-16-2003 - 1:43pm|
The 4 year old in the book doesn't watch television. My 4 year old watches way too much television. The nanny seems to pay all of her attentions on the child in her care. I have the burden of housework, volunteer opportunities, and the darn internet that takes my attentions away from my children.
The child in the book has a crummy mother and an absent father, but his days are filled with quality time (except they don't allow him to nap). My kids have 2 attentive and loving parents, but their days are only about half-full of quality time.
I've heard it said before that a child is better off in daycare than at home with a crummy mother. But what about a mediocre mother?