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Pros and Cons of Using Family as Babysitters Pros. There are several good points in using family for babysitting. One of the most attractive pros of using family as Cons. However, with the pros come cons to using family as babysitters. Ask one time too many or simply ask when Consider.

With all good, there also comes some bad. Let’s now explore the possible cons of using family as a babysitter. Cons.

Possible resentment. Since it’s free, convenient, and usually pretty easy to ask family members to watch your children, it can also become a little burdensome too. The chances of exposing your kids to virus are less since you’re not welcoming a complete stranger into your home. With a family member, you get more than just someone to watch your kids. Surely, grandma and grandpa wouldn’t mind dong extra tasks for your kids. 2.

Summary The Pros and Cons of Starting a Home-Based Childcare Business. Babysitting from home comes with its own unique pros and cons to keep in mind: Pros. No travel time. You don’t have to get in the car or take a bus to your babysitting job. Clients come to you.

You can watch your own children at the same time. Pros and cons of using family members as caregivers When trusted and loving family members provide care, the pros are significant. Most important, worries about your child’s or elderly parent’s safety are greatly lessened; you know the care will be high quality and that you can rely on the caregiver to show up when she says she will.

One of the greatest benefits of hiring family to take care of your child is that your child may already know or be comfortable with the caregiver. This article discusses the pros and cons of using relatives as childcare providers. Using Relatives as Childcare Givers Even as recent as a couple of decades ago, members of extended families were likely to live in fairly close proximity to one another, making it easy to share the burden of caring for each other’s children when necessary.

Parents who have good nannies swear by them. They like not having to deal with the politics of relying on a relative or with the hassle of daily pickups and drop-offs at a center. Getting to stay at home. No matter how ‘large’ the big family is, there are pros and cons of having a large family.

Note: These pros and cons are dependent upon a number of factors, including location, age difference between kids, outside support, financial stability, mental health, and much more. Some of these pros and cons may not apply to everyone. Weighing the pros and cons of relative care Relative care certainly has its benefits.

For example, you can usually be sure that your family has your child’s best interests at heart. “I don’t think I would have gone back to work if my sister – or another relative – hadn’t been available,” says Beth, a BabyCenter member.

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The drawbacks here include that with one or more other parents plus a nanny, the other family may have issues with the nanny, and you might have to mediate.

“The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You” by Elaine Aron
from The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You
by Elaine Aron
Citadel Press, 2020

The more confidence you have in your babysitter, the easier this experience will be for you, so you may want to have your first sitter be someone very close and trusted—a grandparent, close friend, or relative who’s familiar with both you and the child.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

This could cause conflicts, though, if the nanny felt more comfortable arranging get-togethers with her friends and their charges rather than with her employer’s friends and their children.

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from Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering
by Cameron Lynne Macdonald
University of California Press, 2011

Friends and family can be unavailable after a few times of trying to help out; babysitters can be hard to find.

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from Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families
by Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S. Golding, Julie Hudson
W. W. Norton, 2019

Ideally, the sitter will spend time with the family before babysitting so that the babysitter can meet the children and learn their routines.

“Encyclopedia of Family Health” by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
from Encyclopedia of Family Health
by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
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You will feel less guilty parking the baby with family than with a babysitter: that vile mercenary can of course be useful sometimes, but she doesn’t love the kids – she’s just paid help.

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Grandpa and Grandma are only occasional visitors, not ever-ready babysitters.

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If you are starting in a new babysitter or day care situation, stay with the baby for at least the first couple of visits, and let her see you hanging out with the caretakers.

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from Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
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Simon & Schuster, 2008

If a baby-sitter is already established in the home and the child’s relationship with the baby-sitter becomes intense or the two become inseparable, pay attention to what might be occurring.

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If you have arranged for a new babysitter to watch your child while you go out to a movie, and you know your child gets upset easily around strangers, have the babysitter come early and spend time playing with you and your child together rather than having her show up just before you are ready to dash out the door.

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  • Good day,I’m interested and looking for a job as a nanny… I’m from Philippines a Bachelor of Science in nursing graduate….I have 2 kids and already have 2years experienced of taking care newborn, toddlers….I can assure you that im a good nanny of your newborn or kiddos….looking forward to meet my future nanny job….tnx

  • Games can be great at encouraging kids to think about things. When my brother was 7, after playing my copy of civilization V for hours on end he came to dinner with the crushing realisation that resources are finite and endless population growth is unsustainable.

  • I think you could play GTA with your kid and teach them to use it as a way to let out some inner rage and to teach them right from wrong. Although I can understand teaching a child about games can be very annoying, had a younger cousin who didn’t listen, funny thing is he’s like me, I rarely learn from what just happened unless it’s very dramatic.

  • I once was talking to my friends dad and he was saying how much he hated videos games. Which was super weird for me because my dad loves video games and would talk to me and watch me play. Games can be a fun family activity, if you have the right mind set.

  • Child care providers deserve the world! A lot of time they have more awake time with the kids than the parents do in the early years. You all rock!

  • I love this video so much! I’ve been a nanny for over 13 years and I’ve had some amazing travel experiences too. It’s such a rewarding job. I completely relate to all your tips and stories. ���� now I’m actually 6 weeks pregnant and finally started back up my nanny job that I was working at before the quarantine. It feels great to be back to work with the little ones ��

  • My father and brother have 5,500 total hours on Civ. Granted my brother played around 5,000 but still. My dad’s a former military man so I and my brother would often consult him.

  • Really enjoyed this video as a nanny…are you going to upload more nanny videos? I think that would be really interesting. There’s not a lot on the topic uploaded! Thanks for posting <3

  • “Are ya winning, son?”
    Jokes aside, and yes I know I’m years late, shush, I’m glad I had parents as well as grandparents that, if not did this, at least TRIED to do this.
    Me and my dad would build stuff together in Minecraft, and we’d both get mad and talk about how it seemed like we couldn’t last for longer than 2 minutes without getting pegged in multiplayer CoD, while also working together to do stuff in co-op modes. He also taught me originally how to play Mario Kart. I’ll talk to him about games, and he’ll listen to the best of his ability, and if possible, learn about ’em, so when I talk to him again, he’ll understand somewhat what’s going on. And as a tradeoff, he’ll talk to me about cars and mechanical stuff and I’ll do my best to listen and learn as well.
    Oh and, back when Clash of Clans was popular, I was in the same clan as my mother.
    Then there’s also the time when my grandfather tried playing Call of Duty against me, just to see what it was like.
    Eh… I killed him 17 times before the match ended and he still didn’t have a single clue what was happening. But who could say they actually sat down and played video games with their grandfather?
    All in all, it was pretty cool. I feel like my family actually supported it as a passion rather than as a waste.

  • I’d say that the most frustrating thing in gaming is…….

    When mom says it’s time for dinner but your playing a multiplayer game.

  • Yes, this! Letting parents decide what is suitable for their kid is better than a nanny state keeping anything mildly offensive away from kids. The parent can help put the violent content in context, and use it as a way to ease into this stuff with a watchful eye. And not dismissing your kid’s interests as stupid and try to shade their interests ckuld be supportive. Ps, discussing history and civ strategies is top parenting, there!

  • Thanks for this video. I’m going to convince my parents to play with me and help me in games! I might ask them for inspiration when I’m building things in Minecraft or when I’m making a Roblox game.

  • My parents were very different. I’d try to talk to my mom about things I cared about, and she wouldn’t even really listen at all, so I’d just try to simplify what I was saying, since I had to get my thoughts out. My dad, while he did play games, he didn’t play the games I did, so there’d be a bit of a disconnect. BUT, he did listen. He had no clue about what I was talking about, but he’d listen, ’cause he knew I was passionate about it. It’s all still the same to this day.

  • Before I was a mom I was a nanny for many years, to a bunch of different families. Everything these ladies are saying is so true. It’s really great when you find the perfect family/ Nanny Dynamic and it just clicks I am still really close to a couple of the families that I nannyed for one of the moms was even in my wedding the families become a part of your family, and you just had this special bond with the kid even when they’re older. The first family that I had the kids were in diapers and now they’re teenagers and we still have this really close bond.

  • Yay! I needed a video like this. Before we went on lockdown we were actually looking to hire someone to help out for a few days a week. I was so lost. My six year old told me “all you do is go onto care.com and click a face and then that person jsut knocks on your door and loves your kids” �� i wish it was that easy

  • I actually love this one of my favorite memory’s from when I was a kid was playing mario kart with my parents and brothers. I think games are such an amazing way to bond with your kids.

  • I watched and helped my dad play his games; some of my earliest memories are Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Fallout 4. Mass Effect taught me how to read as he would mute the tv and have me read the Codex entries. Skyrim taught me about political views, and how not everyone thinks the same. With Fallout, it was very important to us as we both lived in Boston and love history. So he taught me about New England’s history and locations while playing Fallout 4, and in return, he would either name the character after me or have me play spotter for him.

  • shoutout to my parents for the wonderful memories they’ve given me of watching them play ocarina of time and super mario 64 as I was growing up.

  • Hi there, hopes all ok
    I’m looking nanny, I’m 51 years old but still fit to work as Manny, I have experienced for taking care of baby for more years, Ii have certificate of caregiving and certificate of first aide,I’m recently living in Dubai, hoping u can help me looking of this opportunity thanks for this video

  • My Grandmother got me into PC gaming, mostly Windows Entertainment Packs and DOOM, but I was mostly left to my own devices in playing games; no one bugged me about it unless I was playing too long or too late, and no one really asked about what games I was playing. I was considered a smart enough kid to not worry about me mixing up fantasy and reality, though. Having someone over my shoulder would’ve made me quit gaming altogether; that treatment is what made me a nervous wreck in the gifted program and I quit that after a year of suffering.

  • My dad and I will often talk about civ VI together, mostly its just us ripping on the AI about how stupid they are or how annoying they are, or how funny it is when Trajan thinks he’s gonna win his stupid little war but you just buy all your cities walls and a crossbowman to boot

  • When I was little I actually loved the flea market! I went with my cousin a lot and I only remember the white tents lol! Also my mom didn’t take me so much so when she did I was happy going but I guess everyone is different!

  • Its hard to talk to someone who has the most boomer opinions on video games, yet still spend 5 hrs a day playing match 3 games. And yet she expects me to not play at all