Megan - posted on 01/08/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
First let me start by saying I love my parents and am incredibly lucky that they are so supportive and loving. I have a 16 month old daughter, both myself and my husband work full time so our parents spilt the week watching our daughter while we work. My parents have her three days a week. My mother feels like our daughter doesn't get enough social interaction with other children her age so she is pushing this day care / preschool type place where I would have to pay $120 a month for my daughter to go play with kids for 2 hours 2 days a week. My initial reaction is NO, she gets plenty of socialization between going to both grandparents house, there are 3 kids at my mother-in-laws home ages 6-8 (her cousins), and I take her to the park pretty much every Saturday. Plus isn't she a little young for a preschool like environment? It sounds like a waste of money right now.
Of course like every parent I am second guessing myself and see the positives of her going like learning social skills and getting a head start on preschool. I'm really torn.