Originally Posted by russianrocket
As if America is the only place where such things happen. 1st world countries are all like that.
But I live in a 1st world country and it is not quite like that.
Daycare centers do exist. But if you have to send your kids to daycare for more than half a day, this is generally considered a sad thing.
Instead, it's often the case that the grandparents help to care for the kids, when the parents go out to work.
This model works, because in many families, the three generations do live together under the same roof, and in many other families, the parents live just five or ten minutes' away from the grandparents. So they drop off their kids at grandma's place before going to work.
In general, I would say that most grandmothers and grandfathers give their grandkids much more love and attention than a daycare centre.