I happen to believe that staying with your child until 2 years old is the best. But each parent is different. And it has nothing to do with any separation issues that I might have. I know what's best for my child. That just my opinion. I just don't like people assuming that because I feel this way, I have problems separating. It's the best parenting for me, and the best for my DD. I'm not saying that's what you are saying-I just wanted to be clear. I know that when she is older, she will be ok being around others without me, and love it and need-just not in the first 2 years. On a neurological basis scientists have shown this to be true-not a separation issue on my part. And when the right time comes, I Ill be fine with it, because I know biologically, neurologically it is good for her.