tips to help toddlers adapt to daycare

My two year old daughter did not adapt to going to daycare very well. It took several weeks of tearful goodbyes and even a few days in which I had to leave work early to pick her up because she was having meltdowns. It took a lot of patience to reach the point where I could leave her all day and not have to worry about having to miss a meeting because she was having another meltdown. If you are experiencing the same problem, visit my site. There, you will find the many tips that I was given by her care givers that helped us get through this troublesome time.

Questions Every Parent Should Ask Home Nanny Applicants

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When you are looking to hire the ideal nanny for your little ones, you can't expect Mary Poppins or even Maria von Trapp. However, you can expect your nanny to be professional, courteous, and caring. After all, a nanny is entrusted with the care of your children when you can't be there. Consider these questions you may want to ask when you first meet with potential nannies. It's only natural to want to talk to them at length before leaving them with your little ones.

Ask: Can You Tell Me About Yourself?

Yes, this question seems simple, but the answers can be quite complex. How a nanny answers this question can tell you quite a bit about what the person finds important. Since it's a question that applicants can easily anticipate, they have time to prepare a good response. It shouldn't catch experienced nannies off-guard. Depending on how the person answers, you may want to take notes as the nanny is speaking and then ask follow-up questions about the response.

Ask: What Are the Best and Worst Parts of Your Job?

This combined two opposite question, but the responses can be interesting. Because of the fairly low wages that many nannies receive, the high demands of the job, and the long hours, nannies typically choose this line of work because they are passionate about what they do and are good with kids. Learning what the individual nannies like and dislike about the work can help you understand more about them in ways that will matter later.

Ask: May I Contact All Your Former Employers?

Even if you have no intention of taking the time to call every former employer, how nannies respond to this question can be quite revealing. If a nanny refuses to let, you contact former employers, follow up by asking for reasons why he or she doesn't allow that. The person may have good reasons, but it does raise a red flag. Proceed with caution if a nanny doesn't want you speaking with former employers.

Ask: Which Household Duties Are You Willing to Take On?

Although you may need help with housekeeping, it's important to keep in mind that a nanny is not a maid. A nanny shouldn't be required to take on much housework. Some nannies are happy to take on chores pertaining to the kids. They may help the kids keep their rooms clean and prepare meals for your little ones. Others may not want to take on any household duties beyond the direct care of your children.  

Finally, keep in mind that a nanny screening service can be your best route. You can let the agency know about your standards and minimal requirements. They can help you find just the right caregiver for your kids, and you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are leaving your little ones with trained, skilled, qualified, and carefully screened nannies. 

Contact a company like themadisonagency.com for more information and assistance. 

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6 December 2017