You have a beautiful child who is the epitome of independence. S/he plays well alone or with other children and sleeps alone at night. There is just one problem Your sweet, independent little angel refuses to allow you out of his/her sight.
You've done your homework, researching and interviewing to find the best care for your child, but is your caregiver-nanny, babysitter, daycare worker or family member-protected against the flu?
"Take some time for yourselves. Create a date night. Hire a babysitter and spend quality quiet time together. But finding a babysitter who has a similar parenting style to your own is no easy task. More and more parents are struggling to find a compatible, reputable babysitter, even if it's for a few hours a month.
Where a child receives care is less important than the quality of care she receives. Lots of research has examined the necessary conditions in children's care arrangements, whether by parents or child-care providers, that help children grow up healthy and happy.
It is Saturday night and you have a date with your spouse. You give hugs, kiss the kids goodnight and give a pat to your pup as you head out. In your car you mentally go over the details to be sure you told the sitter everything. But have you? What about your dog?
Dear Mr. Dad,
My wife and I are shopping around for day care. How can we tell if the facility will offer the proper care?
Recently, a friend mentioned that schools are encouraging children to sneeze on their arm sleeve instead of their hand. The old adage "cover your mouth when you sneeze" takes on a new perspective. Now to demonstrate, instead of using a cupped hand, one would need to sweep your entire arm across your face. The 21st century sneeze.
Choosing childcare is one of the most difficult jobs of new parents. In-home care or out of home care, daycare or private home -- discover the pros and cons of the various options.
If the question is "Can I leave my toddler with our twelve-year-old daughter?" the answer is No! Babysitting has not received the attention it truly deserves. Remember, you are entrusting your child's life with this person.
In addition to considering colors for the nursery and what type of stroller to use, working mothers also have the enormous task of deciding what kind of care provider they will select for their children.