The Coronavirus has sent family life into chaos and fear. It is understandable that parents are feeling overwhelmed because there is a high amount of stress and an increase of responsibility not to mention working from home while the kids are running around and needing care themselves. Family life has changed and studies show that parents are struggling with how to best serve their children and their family as a whole. Here is a list of reasons you should and need to get a babysitter.
Babysitters In a Pinch
I know it is difficult to leave your children with someone that isn't family or even someone you know personally. I will tell you that no matter who you leave your children with there is no guarantee that something won't happen to the kids when you leave BUT you need to understand that there is no guarantee when parents have the kids for the simple reason that kids are unpredictable. We all know that kids can move like lightning, and you never know where they're headed; that is a certainty!
What makes a good babysitter? We all ask ourselves that, and being an agency that hires babysitters I am always looking for key elements that make a good babysitter. Everyone you interview will say they just love children but you need to know WHY they love children. As we all know children are lovable and difficult at the same time. We love them and they have the innate ability to push our buttons. Babysitters are no longer what they used to be. We want them to tutor, transport, teach, organize, and engage with our children while keeping our homes tidy. Here are some qualities I look for when interviewing and honed in on after 9 years of hiring babysitters.
Now that you have children you need to choose childcare and you aren't quite sure how to do that. Should you get a permanent nanny, a part-time babysitter, go through an agency, or go to a website that provides listings for babysitters? It all depends upon what your needs are. It isn't a simple answer and the first thing you need to evaluate is what your family needs are in regards to babysitting.
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The Coronavirus is making the majority of parents scared to bring a babysitter into their personal homes. As restaurants and other places begin to open their doors it is important to know that bringing babysitters into your home will be okay too. Like everything we will need to change the way we bring babysitters into our homes.
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Are summer camps going to be available for children this year? We won't know until Governor Polis lets us know May 25, 2020 but for now it looks like Colorado summer camps for kids may not be an option this year unless there are changes., and only a few kids will be admitted due to social distancing.
You May be at home but you can take time away from the kids!
Oh yeah the Coronavirus is here and it looks like it will be here for awhile but your relationship with your partner need not be sacrificed. You need time away from the kids probably now more than ever. The kids are always home, they are home for school, you're home with them working, they can't have physical plat-dates and you're organizing virtual play-dates, you're in charge of keeping them educated and entertained all the while your missing your partner besides just at bedtime.
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I know a lot of us are freaking out about the Coronavirus, and though I believe it to be serious I think the best way to handle the "crisis" is to use your common sense. There is no reason to lose our minds BUT....you don't want to spread it around either. So here are some things to consider BEFORE you schedule a babysitter for your children during this time of caution.
As parents most of us begin teaching our kids how to count, know their colors, and their ABCs but there's more to it then that to get them ready for school. Social behaviour readiness is as
important, if not more so than abc's. I know, I just run a babysitting agency and what right do I have to speak to other topics