Saying good-bye is hard to do, especially if you're the parent of a small child who suffers from separation anxiety. There is good reason behind your toddler's tears; these helpful solutions can make your "so long's" a little less stressful.
When there is anyone other then Mom or Dad supervising a baby in the home there is likely to be a change in dynamics for the dog. Dogs are sensitive to the changing of people coming and going. Some dogs, more then others.
This is often reflected in articles of major dog bite incidents that hit the news. Many times it is not the parent who is the caretaker when the bite takes place. Some reason for this may be:
- The caretaker is less familiar with the dogs responses and signs indicating stress or agitation.
When you have a new baby coming, another thing to think about is adding "finding the right babysitter" to the checklist.
Even if you're considering a babysitter who is applying for her first sitting job, you should ask each candidate for references before you turn over your house keys and precious little handfuls.
Hiring a babysitter used to be such a simple process: plan a night out, call the neighborhood girl to come over, pay her a few dollars an hour and enjoy your evening. These days it isn't so easy. Check out these helpful tips!
Do you need a babysitter or a mother’s helper? How is an au pair different from a nanny? What does a doula even do anyway? If you’ve ever been confused about your child care choices, use this handy list to help sort through the definitions.
For many parents, the thought of finding a babysitter or nanny can be terrifying. Get the scoop on how to interview a sitter or nanny with this helpful checklist!