Parental Duty

A Reader's Digest article, "Hard Truths About Day Care," concludes: "What the very young want, and urgently need, child-development experts agree, is not education or socialization, but the affection and unhurried attention of their parents. The deepest problem with paid child-rearing is that someone is being asked to do for money what very few of us are able to do for any reason other than love."