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There are many ways to explain or define diversity in the workplace. The true definition is ensuring people of all races, religions, cultures and even countries to be able to work in the same place without discrimination. The ambit of diversity can always be widened and it can also be customized to suit a specific situation or business. For instance, some businesses hire only young and there may be a need to hire older people, solely for experience, wisdom or patience if for no other reason. There are companies that need to hire more women, businesses where more men should be welcomed. There are companies that avoid hiring young people, which is again not a very desirable scenario.

Despite all the advocacy, it is not always wise to enforce diversity. There are several diversity in the workplace pros and cons that must be factored in.

List of Pros of Diversity in the Workplace

1. Diversity is a social, economic, religious and ethnic equalizer. It is a great leveler because people from all races or of ethnicities can be hired or considered for the available positions solely on the basis of merit. There is no room for discrimination. Americans, Africans, British, Germans, Italians, African Americans, Hispanics, Mexicans, Asians including the various ethnicities of Chinese, Indians, Koreans and Indonesians or Vietnamese, and Russians among others, all should get a fair chance at a job. Of course that is if one is eligible.

2. Diversity in the workplace promotes meritocracy and that is always good for business. When you have only the best of the best working on your core business interests, you can be assured that your company will achieve its goals.

3. Diversity in the workplace creates a vibrant atmosphere. People mingle with one another, learn the strengths and weaknesses of others, contribute collectively and evolve together to get better and to make the company better.

4. Diversity in the workplace also helps a company to have what it takes to compete with others in an increasingly globalized and multicultural world. Today, no company can decide that it will only sell to or deal with Americans or only African Americans. Every company has to deal with clients or customers from every ethnicity, regardless of cultural, social and religious differences.

List of Cons of Diversity in the Workplace

1. Diversity in the workplace shouldn’t be for the sake of it. If meritocracy is not ensured and people from diverse backgrounds are hired just for the sake of diversity, then it is of no use.

2. Diversity too can become a lobby just as racism can dictate certain company policies. Throughout history, employers have preferred people of certain ethnicities, having certain religious beliefs or being from a certain social or cultural strata. Diversity itself can become a noose and employers may feel compelled. One may make wrong decisions in the process.

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Millions of parents choose disposable diapers and there are millions who opt for reusable homemade diapers. Just as using reusable diapers is a painstaking chore, there are disposable diapers pros and cons as well. Let us discuss the merits and demerits.

List of Pros of Disposable Diapers

1. Lightweight
Disposable diapers are light and more compact than reusable diapers. Disposable diapers are more conveniently portable due to their size and weight. Reusable diapers can result in an oddly heavy pile. Storing disposable diapers is easier because of the same reason. They take very little space so you can just have one tiny corner to pile them up.

2. Comfort
Disposable diapers are more comfortable than reusable diapers. There is some debate pertaining to this advantage because some brands of disposable diapers don’t use very comfy materials. The best ones available out there are more comfortable than the reusable options. Babies don’t like heavy clothes and reusable materials are heavier.

3. Absorbent
Disposable diapers manage moisture better than reusable diapers. They don’t allow the wetness to get in touch with the skin of the baby. Reusable diapers tend to become heavy and don’t really hold back moisture at any level that effectively. Hence, disposable diapers are more hygienic. Disposable diapers have special pouches that can keep moisture withheld keeping the rest of the diaper dry.
Disposable diapers are so called because they are use and throw.

4. Low Maintenance
You don’t need to worry about washing them, caring for them, drying them and all other maintenance hassles that come with using perennial clothing. Parents can save a whole lot of time by using disposable diapers. Since parents are anyway under duress, particularly stressed for time, it makes a world of sense to avoid using the tedious reusable diapers.

List of Cons of Disposable Diapers

1. Costly
Disposable diapers are expensive. The better quality you want, the more you shall pay. The most comfortable eco friendly ones that can withhold a lot of moisture will cause a dent in the wallet of most people who earn an ordinary living.

2. Environmentally Unfriendly
Disposable diapers, even those that are made of eco friendly material, pose a threat to the environment. Disposing off the diapers take all the organic waste into the garbage bin and you don’t really have control over what happens thereon. With reusable diapers, you know the organic waste will find its way to the sewers.

3. Quality
There are poor quality disposable diapers, which may be reasonably priced but would have chemicals, undesirable gels to mask the smell of wee, there is a risk of various types of infections and there is always the risk of not knowing if the baby needs a diaper change.

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With such an incredible emphasis on aesthetics in the modern age, it’s never been more critical to look your best. With this in mind, it’s so incredibly critical to look your best. Not only is it important to look aesthetic, but part of aesthetics is also being in great shape for the sake of health. Even though people tend to get in shape just to look better, the reality is that it’s super important to be in good shape just so you have good health.

While most people think it’s just as easy as taking supplements and some crunches, the reality is that getting in great shape takes a lot of work and effort. This can be very intimidating for people who just get into it, but with time, you’ll realize that it not only makes a difference but over time, you’ll see that a lot of other changes will take place thanks to dieting. While dieting can be fun, here a few reasons why it’s good and bad for you.

List of Pros of Dieting

1. Look Better
By dieting, you’re going to look a lot better. Looking better is super important if you’re trying to meet new people because it ensures that you’ll be that much more appealing to people who potentially want you to be their friends or lovers. This is very critical if you want other people to lie you, so consider dieting to look a lot better.

2. Be Healthier
One of the best parts of dieting are the health benefits. It’s been scientifically​ proven that people with lower weights have fewer instances of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications, all of these are important to keep in mind, so if you’re not aware of that, keep all of these in mind for the future.

List of Cons of Dieting

1. Can’t Eat What You Want
One of the main downsides of dieting is the fact that you can’t eat whatever you want. If you’re used to eating sweets and other treats you’re going to have to sacrifice it to get the body you want. A lot of people can’t keep discipline when it comes to dieting, and as a result, they are unsuccessful in their attempts to look better and be healthier. Although it’s very frustrating, you’ll realize in due time that it’s very critical to always remember this when it comes to looking better versus eating what you want.

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Human beings have ruled one another for centuries. Going back even further, however, there is evidence that other leadership styles may have their own distinct advantages. One such leadership style would be the dictatorship leadership style. When you think of dictators, you think of emperors like the namesakes of Draco, Nero, and Akkar. These were very famous ancient dictators, and while they were not perfect, they all showed that the dictatorship leadership style can actually have a lot of advantages depending on what you take away from each type. While there are very few “true” dictatorships in existence, you’ll see that this leadership style has both advantages as well as disadvantages.

List Of Pros Of Dictatorship

1. Gets Things Done
When you look back at the many dictatorships throughout history, there is no doubt that dictators get things done. In reality, even though people didn’t necessarily call them dictators, the ancient Egyptians ruled their people with an iron fist. They were super oppressive and controlled every segment of society. This is most certainly a dictatorship, and while people criticize it in retrospect, at the time, it was very successful at getting a lot of significant changes implemented. ​

2. Very Stable as a Society
There is a great history of upheavals and takeovers throughout human history. When you consider one of the strongest leadership styles to preserve a strong society, there is no doubt that dictatorships are amongst the most prevalent as far as maintaining a strong, united society without any doubt about who was in charge. Dictators are often effective maintaining order because they’re simple. Although they are criticized for being too authoritarian, there is no question that they keep a steady finger and ensure that there is no question about whom you take orders from.

List Of Cons Of Dictatorship

1. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
There is an old saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely, this is especially true with dictatorships. When you give one individual absolute control, there is no doubt that this singular person will have great potential to get out of control. As far as being out of control, you need only look at history to see the many instances where a singular dictator inflicted tremendous harm upon societies because there was no one to check their power. Whether it was Hitler or Stalin, they proved that although dictatorships were immensely powerful, they were way too risky to utilize as a primary leadership style.

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Cloning and genetic engineering or manipulation may have been in the realms of science fiction in the past. Today, they are closer to reality and in some cases have already become reality. Animal cloning is already in experimental phases. Genetic engineering has happened in foods and also animals. Experimentation with genetic engineering in humans are at a very advance stage, although the common people don’t get to know about the progress since most facts are classified or inaccessible to the press.

Designer babies are an outcome of genetic engineering. Instead of the natural cycle of fetal development in the womb of a mother, babies would be grown in artificial environments and substantial genetic modification would go into the development process. Even if designer babies are grown naturally in the womb of the mother, genetic engineering can play a role at the conception stage or thereafter in myriad ways. In-vitro fertilization and test tube baby are concepts that have been proven to be safe. They have changed the world, mostly for the better. Can designer babies do the same?

Designer Babies: Explained!

Before we delve into the designer babies pros and cons, it is necessary to learn what it actually is or what it entails. Designer babies would have a specific genetic composition or makeup. It would not be left to chance. Whatever can be manipulated genetically will be done. It is the uniqueness, personalization or the ability to change different features of a newborn that has lead to the naming of designer babies as such.

Designer babies may or may not have specific genes, as desired and determined during conception, fetal development and up to birthing. It is possible to alter many traits in babies with the help of genetic engineering or manipulation. It is possible to change the gender, physical appearance, level of intelligence or cognitive skills, personality and health. Genetic engineering is championed with the primary cause of being able to eradicating diseases. Indeed, genetic engineering can help in curing cancer, incurable diseases caused by viruses and other microorganisms, terminal diseases that don’t get cured in most people and lifestyle diseases that are not necessarily fatal but lead to lifelong suffering. From diabetes to psychological conditions, genetic engineering can make the changes at the level of genes and chromosomes which will ensure that babies are healthy, strong and free of diseases.

Designer babies may be completely immune to all known diseases. Depending on the needs, one may choose to have designer babies at different stages of pregnancy or development of the embryo if there is a risk of certain genetic disorders or heredity diseases. Cells can be studied to proactively assess defects and accordingly some genetic engineering can remedy the problems. It is also possible to have designer babies born to three or more parents by using genes of all the parents.

List of Pros of Designer Babies

1. Designer babies can be perfectly healthy.
They may not need vaccines. They may not suffer from any childbirth related illnesses. They may not have any kind of deformity. They will not suffer from hereditary diseases. They will not be impacted by any frailty or illness in the mother during conception and any disease that either or both parents were suffering from while having the child. All medical conditions that have even the tiniest of genetic connection will be prevented.

2. Designer babies can be stronger and cleverer than ordinary babies.
Designer babies can be more intelligent, have better cognitive skills and will be able to fare better in almost all aspects of life. From studying to playing, personality to physical strength, skills in music or language and everything that ordinary human beings learn over a lifetime would become easier for designer babies to master.

3. Designer babies help further the cause of science.
It will help humans become better creators. Creating life form is the ultimate form of creation. Although science is yet to explain the origin of the universe but genetic engineering succeeded at making perfect genetic babies will get us closer to understand how life came into being.

4. Designer babies may have substantially longer lifespan.
They may live a more prosperous and healthier life and all such developments may lead to a better world.

5. Designer babies can maintain a healthy gender ratio, the balance of males and females.
Designer babies can have new, evolved and diverse genes. The practice will also lead to unprecedented scientific evolution.

List of Cons of Designer Babies

1. Designer babies will not be a success story all the time.
There could be termination of embryos. The gene pool in consideration may get damaged during genetic manipulation. In any case, genes don’t have singular purposes and we have not yet perfected our understanding of how genes function. If we had that level of acumen, then we could have solved cancer and other incurable diseases already.

2. Designer babies can cause a rift in the societal balance.
Although we don’t have a perfect society, the rich and privileged capable of having expensive designer babies will have stronger, more intelligent and powerful heirs. This will lead to an even more imperfect society.

3. Designer babies would be manufactured so there would be no individuality.
The babies don’t get to say or choose anything and there is no way of knowing how nature would respond to such level of manipulation.

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Democracy is the youngest form of governance. It has been accepted by historians and experts in governance as the absolutely best option. It is not a perfect method to govern but there is none better. As with any form of governance, there are certain democracy pros and cons. Let us explore them and check out if the pros outweigh the cons or otherwise.

List of Pros of Democracy

1. Democracy is the only form of governance where the people are directly responsible for electing those in power who would be governing them.
Be it monarchy or an authoritarian government, military regimes or any kind of absolutism, there is no power in the hands of the people. They don’t get to choose their zonal, regional, state or national leaders. In a democracy, people can choose their president or prime minister, senators or members of parliament, mayors and councilors and even local representatives who would work at municipal corporations or regional civic departments. In more ways than one, democracy allows people to govern themselves. By electing the leaders, officers or governors of their choice, the people are actually self governing.

2. The people have the power to elect their leaders and they can change the leadership if they don’t find it suitable.
No single person has absolute power. No elected representative can cling onto office for his or her lifetime. There are terms for everyone from a local councilor to the president or prime minister. People judge how the elected representatives have fared and accordingly vote them into power again or vote them out. This allows for some degree of accountability. Elected leaders will have to work for the welfare and benefit of the people to win another term in office. In a way, people have the power to decide their own fate. A leader or politician doesn’t get to dictate as per his or her will.

3. In a democracy, the people are directly involved in electing the leaders, which is both a right and a duty.
The citizens remain invested in governance and also get involved. In representative democracy, people don’t just elect the leaders but also decide what standpoint the leaders must take on every major issue. Right from economic policies to deciding budgets, choosing what to spend a particular sum of money on to influencing policies pertaining to foreign affairs, immigration, laws and business, everything can be influenced. The elected leaders or politicians are thus subject to the will and power of the people to act in their best interest. The leaders are not given a free hand to do whatever they feel like.

4. Democracy ensures equality among the citizens.
Democracy ensures policies and reforms that would augur well for the citizens. Democracy allows individuals to flourish, everyone to live with dignity and having access to the same state funded resources, everyone is treated as the same in the eyes of the law and there is a greater chance of ensuring peace and harmony in society.

5. Democracy is a peaceful way to govern.
There are no wars, no successions, no duels or anything violent, either while staying in power or while gaining power. There is a system in place and everyone must adhere to that. The constitution is the guiding force that everyone must abide by, including the elected president or prime minister of the country.

6. Democracy also segregates the executive, legislative and judiciary in most countries.
Separation of powers ensures that no individual or even a single entity gets unlimited powers. What the executive does is under review by the legislative and judiciary, what the legislative or legislature does is subject to review by the judiciary and vice versa and there’s the executive to have overall control and the final word in matters of national importance.

List of Cons of Democracy

1. Democracy can lead to the election of people who are not fit to govern.
Some politicians can use oratory, bluffing and myriad other hunky-dory claims or promises to impress the people. There’s always a section of the electorate or voters who are gullible and they may end up making poor choices. In this day and age, information is rarely withheld but there can always be less awareness among people which can lead to electing the wrong politician.

2. Democracy is the rule of the majority.
If fifty one people among a hundred want to elect someone, then the wish of the other forty nine people is overruled. If fifty one people want a certain policy, then the policy wanted by the other forty nine is negated. Democracy is hence a majoritarian form of governance where the minority may be unfairly treated. Even if the minority doesn’t get deprived of rights and privileges that the majority gets, the wish of the minority does become insignificant.

Democracy can fuel the influence of mob. Since it is the will of the majority ruling over the entire country and other people, the majority can choose to influence policies that favor them and not others. Such possibilities make way for corruption, lobbying, election fraud and scams.

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The very mention of the word deforestation is worth frowning upon. Such has been the demonization of deforestation. From the perspective of environmentalists and even if you were to consider the blatant extreme of deforestation, you would consider it as nothing but evil. However, there is another perspective. Deforestation does have certain advantages. Anything in its extreme form is not desirable. It is no different in the case of deforestation.

List of Pros of Deforestation

1. Makes More Space
Deforestation makes more space available for more productive purposes. Deforestation is at the crux of developing infrastructure, building cities, to boost industrial expansions and for economic growth. Deforestation is not just rampant cutting down of trees or wiping entire forests off the earth’s crust. It is also planned clearing of land and getting rid of forests that don’t always serve a larger purpose. With the global population expanding rapidly, there is a need for more land. It is expected that the world may be home to more than ten billion people by 2050. People will need homes, offices, industrial growth will have to be accounted for and there will be need for more materials as well as natural resources which can only be obtained through deforestation.

2. Supplies Materials
Deforestation, as a process, is one of the largest suppliers of natural materials. From hardwood to paper, availability of agricultural land to minerals, deforestation serves myriad needs of humans and the world. With more agricultural land, we can produce more food and feed more people. With more hardwood and minerals, we can support more industries and ensure prosperity for the growing populace.

3. Fuels Industrialization
It is quintessential for setting up of communities and hence furthering civilization. It is also at the crux of economic growth. As more deforestation projects are undertaken, there will be more jobs. The jobs will not only pertain to the deforestation projects but also the industries that would be processing or using the materials obtained through deforestation. Many other associated industries will also get a boost which will further increase employment.

4. Contributes to Food Supply
Deforestation allows humans to grow more food. That is not only necessary but it also implies the increasing need of grazing land. Deforestation allows livestock to graze freely. Domestic animals or animals that are part of the livestock grown for human consumption and other purposes cannot live in the wild. Deforestation provides them the safety and the natural habitat that is necessary.

5. Necessary for Access
Deforestation is necessary in developing and underdeveloped parts of the world. There are many tribes that live in forests or jungles and don’t have access to roads, rail or even telecommunication. They don’t have access to adequate food, healthcare and other provisions that we have taken for granted in our privileged cities and well provisioned towns or villages.

List of Cons of Deforestation

1. Increases Carbon Dioxide Levels
Deforestation has many adverse impacts, the first of which is the increase in carbon dioxide in the air. The atmosphere maintains and tries to maintain a balance. All of nature put together makes for the ideal living conditions for all plant and animal species. With increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, humans will find it increasingly difficult to breathe in fresh oxygen laden air. As more trees get felled, there will be fewer or no leaves or plants and hence less oxygen would be produced, which is a byproduct of photosynthesis. Deforestation is directly responsible for global warming and further deforestation will worsen the condition.

2. Eliminates Coverage
Deforestation leads to destroying the green cover in a place. Plants play a pivotal role in the climate of an area. With more trees gone and arid or semi arid lands, there will be less moisture in the air, the soil will get less water and the climate will be affected. Groundwater reserves may dry up and an ecological imbalance would ensue. One of the first adverse developments would be drought. There can be severe climate changes in an area and that can make the place less than suitable to live in or to do anything in.

3. Myopic
It focuses on short term results. Long term damages are ignored. Deforestation only gets you a finite amount of natural resources, including timber and minerals. It doesn’t provide an endless supply of anything. However, if deforestation continues, then there will be a shortfall of available forests and land. For those are finite. Not replenishing forest cover will be disastrous for the world. Not only would climate be adversely affected but livestock will not have enough food, they would consume more greenery and result in water crisis, eventually it would be the humans who wouldn’t have enough food or water. This may sound alarmist but it is a very real possibility.

4. Impacts the Wildlife Around
Deforestation has a temporary impact on economy but the long term impact on wildlife and environment is irrevocable. Various species of plants and animals go extinct in the process. There is an imminent danger of flooding. With the forests gone, the organic sources of various contemporary medicines and the possibility of inventing more medicines will be drastically curtailed.

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There are millions and millions of Americans (and millions more around the world) that consider hunting to be a way of life, a traditional pastime, and an environmentally friendly way to control the population of a nuisance species – but there are just as many people out there that consider this to be a barbaric throwback to a time best forgotten and nothing short of animal murder.

One of you most polarizing and controversial topics in the United States and abroad, you’re going to find folks that are tremendously passionate on both sides of this topic with very few people that sit right there in the middle. To better understand the pros and cons of deer hunting we have put together this quick guide. The inside information below should help to shine a little bit of extra light on the subject for you.

The Pros of Deer Hunting

Hunting – deer hunting in particular – is one of the few remaining and effective ways to control wildlife populations in the United States.

Because human beings are an apex predator, and because we push out natural predators of deer from the habitat that deer reside in just by our very presence, the deer population has had the opportunity to explode all across the country.

That isn’t terrible news on its own for sure, but at the same time when you have deer devastating crops, destroying property, and getting slammed into by cars on busy roads every day of the week – sometimes not even killing them but crippling them and forcing them to suffer a terrible death – it’s easy to see why trained hunters that are capable of controlling the population through humane means are so beneficial.

On top of that deer hunting was and continues to be an American way of life for millions and millions of people throughout the nation. Men and women of all ages have grown up going deer hunting with their loved ones, and it’s a time-honored tradition that many love to pass on to future generations.

The Cons of Deer Hunting

At the same time, there are those that feel that hunting is no longer the traditions that it used to be – or a necessity of life – and instead nothing more than blood sport that involves the murder of furry little woodland creatures.

It’s easy to see and to this point of view, especially since human beings in general have a real desire to anthropomorphize animals (which has a lot to do with the fact that we have pets living amongst us in record numbers these days), and it’s not exactly completely untrue, either.

Overhunting also has the potential for extinction, even if there are strict rules and regulations that licensed hunters need to follow in regards to the amount of deer there able to take every year.

Combine that with irresponsible hunters out there that cause accidents and fatalities every year and you can certainly see where people are coming from on this side of the fence.

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As a responsible pet owner there are going to be quite a few different things you may not be all that excited to tackle when it comes to your furry little family member, even though you know that they are important for keeping them happy, healthy, and well loved.

Declawing your cats definitely falls into that category.

There are some that simply cannot even imagine allowing cats – indoor cats in particular – to go even a single day longer than necessary without having their claws removed surgically while there are those that also believe that cats were genetically supposed to have claws and removing them is some form of animal cruelty.

Obviously, it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of this kind of procedure before you dive right in. Hopefully we’ll be able to shine a little bit of light on that subject for you going forward.

The Pros of Declawing Cats

Believe it or not, declawing your cat may (quite literally) save their lives.

1. Can be Used to Hurt Others
Cats cannot be trained not to use their claws destructively, and even though the can certainly set of distractions that allow them to claw things that aren’t of high value, you’ll never be able to stop them from clawing anything that may strike their fancy.

2. Risk of Harm to Oneself
And while that’s not necessarily bad news if you don’t particularly care about your old couch getting scratched up a little bit, cats also have a tendency to stuff their claws into people, other animals, and materials that cause their nails to get stuck or break off – and that’s when a medical intervention needs to happen.

3. Easy to Declaw when Young
Cutting off the claws while they are still babies gives you the opportunity to protect them from this damage (and potential euthanasia) completely.

The Cons of Declawing Cats

At the exact same time, there is a reason why a tremendous amount of veterinarians will not indoors declawing cats even though they will readily agree that sometimes it’s the right way to go.

1. You Are Amputating Your Cats Fingertips
When you declawing a cat you are essentially amputating the third phalanx of their hands at the knuckle – basically cutting off their fingertips. Just imagine what would happen if you lost your fingertips (nothing but your fingertips) and how emotional and inarticulate you would feel.

It’s the same way for your cats.

2. Risk of Long Term Limb Issues
Chronic pain, phantom limb issues, and in him proper declawing can all result in serious problems for your furry little feline family member later down the line as well. This may not be the kind of route you want to take.

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If you work a 9 to 5 job, it can be difficult to stay at home all day to care for your children. This means that daycare can be an available option for both working mothers and fathers that have to be out of the home during the day. Even though daycare involves putting your child in the care of someone else, it can be a great option for some. Before you decide if daycare is right for you, it is a good idea to become more familiar with what the pros and cons of daycare really are. This is the only way that you can make the most informed decision possible. Here are the pros and cons of daycare.

List of Pros of Daycare

1. Allows You to Work
The main benefit of daycare is that it gives you a place where you can take your child while you are at work. This means that your child is being cared for even when you are away from home during the workday. The caretakers that are employed at a daycare center have to undergo background checks, which gives you peace of mind knowing that the workers caring for your children are qualified and have been vetted in some way. A daycare simply gives you a safe place where your child can spend their days while you are away.

2. Interaction With Other Children
Another great benefit of daycare is that your child will become familiar with other children right away. This means that before they even go to Kindergarten they will know how to interact with other children and will be used to being in a school like setting. This means that if you want your child to get used to being around other children at a young age, it can be really beneficial to put them in a daycare. Daycare is a lot like school, so it allows your child to be ready once they begin preschool and kindergarten in the future.

List of Cons of Daycare

1. Not in Your Care
The main downside to putting your child in daycare is that they are not in your care. This means that you do not always know exactly what is going on when they are not under your supervision. If you want complete control over what your child is exposed to, it is not always a good idea to put your child into daycare with other individuals.