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This stems from the daycare thread. Do you young children need time away from their parents? Is it harmful to always be with their parents? What age should they start spending time away? My daughter is 20 months and I can count in hours the time we've been apart (with the exception of sleep). I have no desire to be away from her and if I ever need to get a hair cut or something I leave her with my husband. I don't have any family in the area and I refuse to leave her with someone I don't know very well. We haven't decided if we're doing preschool, but if we do it won't be until she's around 4. I have several friends with young children so she gets to have play dates with them. I definitely don't feel like I'm harming her in any way. I feel like this is a major advantage of getting to stay at home, but it seems that a lot of you feel differently. Thoughts?