Posts tagged child care
Unfortunately, the only people who get the endorsement of “like” and “trust” are already very close to you. The anxiety we feel when we hire an unknown person is because you’re leaving your child with someone you won’t get to know until after they’ve started working.
So what do you do if you determine a nanny is your best solution for child care? (more…)
For a lot of parents, it seems impossible to even consider the night and day of being at home with your baby vs. having your baby go to child care or a child care center while you are at work. But these days, thanks mainly to forward thinking employers who wanted to retain high performing moms in the workforce, infant centers affiliated with businesses are often standard bearers of high quality child care. The Working Mother Magazine makes an annual list of the 100 “best” companies to work for, and their list of benefits often begins with the child care center. (more…)
All we want is to find the perfect someone who will be really invested in taking care of the baby. But the irony is that when you want the most information and strongest standards of quality, you won’t find it for infant care. So most of us start with our closest family and keep widening the circle of possibilities until we come to a solution we can afford and think will work. There’s no point in pretending; child care is do-able, but complicated. (more…)
Child care for babies is an emotional hot topic among moms. Everybody has an opinion on the subject and to say we feel “torn” about how to manage our lives, or our employment, or our careers while raising our children and trying to have a life is definitely an understatement. Best-selling books and articles are written about it and we pay a great deal of attention to how others work out their own situation. Why? Because there is no single answer, no single solution that is adequate for everyone. (more…)
Last week I was doing some research on father’s engagement with their babies and ran across a short report with a blazing headline: “I’M NOT A SUBSEGMENT!” Published by Yahoo Advertising Solutions, the report gave some interesting statistics about the central role many dads have in the everyday duties of housekeeping and child care. From 39% to 60% of 1000 dads surveyed reported that they are primarily responsible for (more…)