A leading psychotherapist has warned that mothers who return to work too soon after having babies are damaging their children's mental health.
Who would have thunk!
In a video for the New York Post, Erica Komisar revealed how she's seen an 'epidemic level of mental disorders in very young children', which she puts down to the 'devaluing of mothering in society'.
It's almost like babies need their own mothers, what a radical concept...
'Our society tells women go back to work, do what you want, they (kids) 'll be ok,' she explained. 'But they're not OK... I was actually seeing an epidemic level of mental disorders in very young children who were being diagnosed and medicated at an earlier and earlier age.
Well, at least someone makes money out of it which causes GDP growth. It's an ill wind and all that.
Referencing research on attachment that's been done since the '60s, she said the only thing that reduces stress for babies is when their mothers return.
How unenlightened of them. More should be done to educate babies about Women's Rights!
'I still say daycare is my least favourite option,' she said. 'You're taking a very young baby and exposing them to a great deal of stimulation and a great deal of fear.
'When you take them out of their immediate environment and put them in a group with a lot of stimulation and a lot of people that's not the natural environment for babies.'
The lady therapist has a lot of nerve to utter statements about what is natural and what is not in the current year. Heaven knows what she'll say next if given a chance.
If you are away from your child during the day, Erica suggested two key strategies in the evening to try and offset some of the damage.
She said that all distractions should be 'put in a basket', so that you don't look at phones, tablets or other gadgets while spending time with your child.Well, you see, now she's actually shaming women for using social media. How can they keep in touch with their 1000+ Facebook friends and follow the celebrity stories if forced to spend time with their babies in the evening???
Erica did not put the blame on women for feeling forced to return to work, arguing that the role of motherhood is not values by society.